Commercial Vehicle Group: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ:CVGI) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, July 22nd. Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. supplies interior systems, vision safety solutions and other cab-related products for the heavy-duty truck market, the construction market, and other specialized transportation markets. The products include suspension seat systems, interior trim systems, mirrors, wiper systems, controls and switches specifically designed for applications in cabs.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Commercial Vehicle Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.04 per share on revenues of $205.97 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 6.54.

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 $0.17 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.2, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Commercial Vehicle Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 763 459 598 832 858
Diluted EPS ($) -9.58 -3.74 0.24 0.66 1.76

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 242.74 204.82 173.36 177.82
Diluted EPS ($) 0.46 1.07 -0.20 -0.16

Past Performance:
Commercial Vehicle Group has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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