Wabash National Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Wabash National Corporation manufactures semi trailers in North America. The company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Wabash National Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $343.86 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 5.84.

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 $0.34 to a profit $0.2. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.81, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Wabash National has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 836.21 337.84 640.37 1,187 1,462
Diluted EPS ($) -4.21 -3.48 -3.36 0.22 1.53

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 ($) in millions 341.73 277.68 362.41 405.92 415.85
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1092 0.07 0.03 0.27 1.168

Past Performance:
Wabash National has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)