The Hain Celestial Group Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Hain Celestial Group manufactures, markets, distributes and sells natural and organic specialty and snack food products and natural personal care products.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 69 cents per share, a rise of 32.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.42 per share, a rise of 11% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of 40 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 39 cents per share.

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A Look Back: In the first quarter, profit rose 40.2% to $16.4 million (35 cents a share) from $11.7 million (26 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 23.1% to $359.8 million from $292.4 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $473.4 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 22.8% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.77 billion for the year, a rise of 28.3% from last year’s revenue of $1.38 billion.

Analyst Ratings: With 10 analysts rating the stock a buy, none rating it a sell and five rating the stock a hold, there are indications of a bullish stance by analysts.

Key Stats:

The company enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 25.5% over the last four quarters.

After experiencing income increases the last three quarters, the company is hoping to keep the good news coming with this earnings announcement. Net income rose 43.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 82.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 2.16 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands. The company regressed in this liquidity measure from 2.21 in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year to the last quarter driven in part by an increase in liabilities. Current liabilities increased 3.8% to $210.5 million while assets rose 1.5% to $455.7 million.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)