TRW Automotive Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

TRW Automotive Holdings (NYSE:TRW) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to global automotive vehicle manufacturers and related aftermarkets. The Company’s products include active and passive safety related products. TRW’s products are primarily used in the manufacture of light vehicles.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Trw Automotive Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.39 per share on revenues of $4.09 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 7.13.

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 $1.7 to a profit $1.63. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.3, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Trw Automotive Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 15,000 11,610 14,380 16,240 16,440
Diluted EPS ($) -7.71 0.51 6.49 8.82 7.83

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 ($) in millions 3,986 4,208 4,239 3,965 4,032
Diluted EPS ($) 3.247 1.59 1.71 1.28 3.253

Past Performance:
Trw Automotive Holdings 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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