Thor Industries Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, June 6th. Thor Industries, Inc. produces and sells a wide range of recreation vehicles, as well as small and mid-size buses. The Company markets its products through independent dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Thor’s products are sold under the Airstream Classic, Dutchmen, Skamper, Infinity, Four Winds, Citation, Signature, and other names.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Thor Industries Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.88 per share on revenues of $1.05 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.78.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.99 to a profit $0.94. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.82, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Thor Industries has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,641 1,522 2,277 2,756 3,085
Diluted EPS ($) 1.66 0.31 2.07 1.92 2.26

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 926.46 888.23 875.61 741.60
Diluted EPS ($) 0.78 0.84 0.58 0.37

Past Performance:
Thor Industries has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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