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Don't be caught off-guard: AAR (NYSE: AIR) releases its next round of earnings on Dec. 21. Want to skip the homework and get all the facts in one place? We thought so. Here is your everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's quarter reporting earnings announcement after the bell.

Earnings and Revenue

Analysts predict AAR will report earnings of 36 cents per share on revenue of $449 million.

In the same quarter last year, AAR posted a profit of 61 cents per share on sales of $423 million.The current analyst consensus estimate would represent a 2.86 percent increase in the company's earnings. Sales would be up 6.11 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q2 2017
EPS Estimate 0.3 0.43 0.36 0.35
EPS Actual 0.27 0.47 0.38 0.35

 

Q2 EPS Estimate: 0.36
Q2 Revenues Estimate: $449 million

Stock Performance

Shares of AAR were trading at $42.78 as of Dec. 19. Shares are up 29.44 percent year to date. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

Over the past 90 days, analysts' have generally adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. The most common rating by analysts on AAR stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

Conference Call

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. AAR's Q2 conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. ET and can be accessed here. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=117483&p=irol-EventDetails&EventId=5266683

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