Simpson Manufacturing Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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Simpson Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:SSD) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. subsidiary, designs, engineers, and manufactures wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete, and wood-to-masonry connectors and shear walls. The Company’s other subsidiary, Simpson Dura-Vent Company, Inc., designs, engineers, and manufactures venting systems for gas and woodburning appliances.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Simpson Manufacturing Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $168.45 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 35.01.

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 $0.39 to a profit $0.36. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.99, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Simpson Manufacturing Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 676.72 526.54 555.49 603.45 657.24
Diluted EPS ($) 1.10 0.25 0.58 1.04 0.87

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 ($) in millions 130.73 158.73 181.70 172.11 144.69
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.15 0.33 0.27 0.12

Past Performance:
Simpson Manufacturing Co. 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)

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