Stanley Black & Decker Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and solutions for professional, industrial and construction and do-it-yourself use. The Company’s products include mechanical and electronic security products and systems, professional industrial and automotive mechanics tools, hand tools, consumer mechanics tools, storage systems, pneumatic tools and fasteners.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Stanley Black & Decker Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.97 per share on revenues of $2.59 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.32.

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 $1.47 to a profit $1.41. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.49, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Stanley Black & Decker has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,426 3,683 7,497 9,436 10,190
Diluted EPS ($) 3.84 2.79 1.32 3.97 5.30

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 ($) in millions 1,851 2,653 2,814 2,787 1,937
Diluted EPS ($) 0.99 0.72 0.92 0.69 2.97

Past Performance:
Stanley Black & Decker 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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