American Railcar Industries Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. American Railcar Industries, Inc. manufactures railroad rolling stock. The Company produces and repairs covered hopper and tank railcars, and offers fleet management services. American Railcar markets its products to companies that lease the cars to third parties, shippers, and railroads.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to American Railcar Industries Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.96 per share on revenues of $196.26 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.09.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.84 to a profit $0.9. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.88, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 808.81 423.43 273.56 519.38 711.72
Diluted EPS ($) 1.47 0.73 -1.27 0.20 2.99

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 ($) in millions 196.84 181.60 154.21 168.23 207.68
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.56 0.63 0.66 1.14

Past Performance:
American Railcar Industries 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)