Hansen Natural Earnings Preview

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Hansen Natural (NAS: HANS) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday. Hansen Natural through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes beverages in the United States and internationally.

What analysts say

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Hansen Natural, with six of 10 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Hansen Natural better than competitor Dr Pepper Snapple Group overall. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $436.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 19.3% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.84 per share. Estimates range from $0.79 to $0.87.

What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 95.5% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.8% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools are bullish on Hansen Natural and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 716 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Hansen Natural's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management
Hansen Natural's profit has risen year over year by an average of 22.6%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

52.1%

51.6%

51.9%

52.9%

Operating Margin

24.8%

25.0%

28.2%

30.0%

Net Margin

15.4%

15.4%

17.4%

17.5%

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