Headwaters First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Headwaters Inc (NYSE:HW) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Headwaters provides products, technologies and services in three industries: light building products, heavy construction materials and energy technology.

Headwaters Inc Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 5 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 13 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 4 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 5 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 21 cents per share, a swing from net loss of 41 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 3 cents, coming in at net income of 5 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 8 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by one cent.

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A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company’s loss narrowed to a loss of $4.9 million (8 cents a share) from a loss of $46.7 million (77 cents) a year earlier, but missed analyst expectations. Revenue rose 37.9% to $190.1 million from $137.9 million.

Here’s how Headwaters traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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