REGAL-BELOIT Earnings Preview

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REGAL-BELOIT (NYS: RBC) will look to avoid missing estimates for the consecutive quarter when its earnings are released. The company will unveil its latest earnings Thursday. The company is a multinational corporation that manufactures and markets electrical and mechanical products.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back REGAL-BELOIT, with 11 of 15 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts don't like REGAL-BELOIT as much as competitor Altra Holdings overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared with three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $699 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 19.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.25 per share. Estimates range from $1.19 to $1.30.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 98% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.4% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced REGAL-BELOIT, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 31 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of REGAL-BELOIT, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management:
REGAL-BELOIT's profit has risen year over year by an average of 43.2%.

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

24.9%

23.4%

24.5%

24.6%

Operating Margin

9.7%

6.9%

11.8%

11.4%

Net Margin

5.9%

4.5%

7.6%

7.1%

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