Hexcel Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, July 22nd. Hexcel Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets reinforcement products, composite materials, and engineered products. The Company’s products are used in the commercial aerospace, space and defense, electronics, general industrial, and recreation markets for a variety of end products. Hexcel operates around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hexcel Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.47 per share on revenues of $423.82 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.48.

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 $0.45 to a profit $0.46. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.81, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,325 1,108 1,174 1,392 1,578
Diluted EPS ($) 1.14 0.57 0.77 1.35 1.61

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 ($) in millions 399.20 391.60 387.30 416.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.47 0.39 0.36 0.43

Past Performance:
Hexcel has beat analyst estimates 3 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)

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