Wesco Aircraft Holdings Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Wesco Aircraft Holdings (NYSE:WAIR) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. provides supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. The Company also provides hardware, bearings, tools, electronic components, and machined parts. Wesco’s services include just-in-time delivery, long-term agreements, management of supplier relationships, inventory management, quality assurance, and kitting.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Wesco Aircraft Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.27 per share on revenues of $214.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.07.

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 $0.3 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.15, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Wesco Aircraft Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 612.69 656.04 710.89 776.21
Diluted EPS ($) 0.65 0.81 0.81 0.96

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 ($) in millions 192.55 182.14 189.35 212.16 211.17
Diluted EPS ($) 0.24 0.21 0.23 0.28 0.19

Past Performance:
Wesco Aircraft Holdings 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)