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Boeing Company Earnings Preview: Analyts Expect Higher Earnings, Revenue from Prior Quarter


Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Here's Benzinga's essential guide to Boeing Company's second quarter earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue:

Ahead of the company's earnings announcement, analysts are expecting a positive EPS reading of 96 cents per share and revenues of $16.41 billion. Boeing Company's latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a positive EPS of $1.06 per share on revenues of $15.57 billion. We'll have to wait for Wednesday to see if Boeing Company reports rising revenue and shrinking EPS from the year-ago quarter, as analysts are expecting.

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

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
EPS Estimate $0.71 $1.13 $1.07 $1.01
EPS Actual $0.79 $1.06 $1.12 $1.06

Stock Performance:

Shares of Boeing Company were trading at $72.89 as of July 21, 2011. Since January 1st, shares of Boeing Company have given investors a return of 12.9%. For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 5.6%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

  • Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for Boeing Company is a Moderate Buy. Over the past three months this rating's strength has declined slightly.


Wondering how some of the other industrials companies are doing? Here are a few of Boeing Company's peers in that sector.

  • Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK): Hold with a $2.10 recent quarter EPS
  • Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL): Moderate Buy with a $0.96 recent quarter EPS
  • Embraer-Empresa Brasileir de Aero (NYSE: ERJ): Moderate Buy with a $0.58 recent quarter EPS

Boeing Company is in the aerospace/defense industry, which has experienced price/earnings growth of 1%.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: Boeing Company is an aerospace firm that designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, and human space flight services.

Take Action:

Now that you have reviewed all the numbers, be ready to move if the upcoming Boeing Company earnings report has any surprises. Also, come back to Benzinga after the announcement for a full recap and a guide to your next steps.

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