Winnebago Industries Earnings Preview

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Winnebago Industries (NYS: WGO) didn't hit the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors hope that it will rebound this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 13. Winnebago Industries is a manufacturer of motor homes, which are self-contained recreation vehicles used mainly in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Winnebago Industries with three of five analysts rating it hold. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $116.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 5.1% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.04 per share. Estimates range from a loss of $0.01 to a profit of $0.09.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are split on WGO, with 51.2% rating it an "outperform" and 48.8% giving it an "underperform" rating. The community is divided on the stock with 48.7% Fools granting it an "outperform" rating and 51.3% an "underperform" rating. Fools are keen on Winnebago Industries and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 176 posts in the past 30 days. Winnebago Industries' CAPS rating of two out of five stars is even gloomier than the community sentiment.

Management:
Winnebago Industries' income has fallen year over year by an average of 50.5% over the past five 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. 

QuarterQ3Q2Q1Q4
Gross Margin6.4%10.6%9.1%9.1%
Operating Margin0.4%3.8%4%4%
Net Margin0.9%3.1%3.1%4%

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