Tractor Supply Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Tractor Supply Company operates a retail farm store chain in the United States. The Company provides farm maintenance products, animal products, general maintenance products, lawn and garden products, light truck equipment, work clothing, and other products. Customers include hobby, part-time, and full-time farmers and ranchers, as well as rural customers, contractors, and tradesman.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Tractor Supply Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.62 per share on revenues of $1.10 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.95.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.71 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.44, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Tractor Supply has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,008 3,207 3,638 4,233 4,664
Diluted EPS ($) 1.44 1.63 2.25 3.01 3.80

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,240 1,020 1,292 1,066 1,286
Diluted EPS ($) 0.96 0.55 1.45 0.69 1.11

Past Performance:
Tractor Supply has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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