Rockwell Collins Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, July 19th. Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, markets, and supports electronic communications, avionics, and in-flight entertainment systems. The Company’s systems are used by commercial, military, and government customers located throughout the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rockwell Collins Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.16 per share on revenues of $1.17 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.73.

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 $1.31 to a profit $1.32. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.58, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,769 4,470 4,665 4,806 4,726
Diluted EPS ($) 4.16 3.73 3.52 4.06 4.15

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 ($) in millions 1,205.00 1,266.00 1,062.00 1,131.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.14 1.06 0.94 1.17

Past Performance:
Rockwell Collins 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)