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Earnings Preview: PACCAR's EPS, Revenue Expected to Rise


PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's third quarter earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue:

Analysts are predicting an EPS reading of 70 cents/share and revenues of $3.92 billion. PACCAR's latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a profit of 33 cents/share on revenues of $2.3 billion. We'll know on Tuesday whether PACCAR has managed the estimated 112.1% increase in EPS and 70.4% rise in revenues on a year-over-year basis.

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

Quarter Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
EPS Estimate $0.68 $0.49 $0.46 $0.32
EPS Actual $0.65 $0.53 $0.45 $0.33

Stock Performance:

As of October 19, 2011, PACCAR's current share price was $40.09. Since January 1st, shares of PACCAR have declined 29.4%. For a full 12 months, the return has declined by 14.4%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably a little upset going into this earnings release.

  • Long-term shareholders are already wary of 12-month losses prior to the announcement

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for PACCAR is a Moderate Buy. This rating has strengthened over the past three months.


Wondering how PACCAR compares to rivals in the same sector? Here are a few of the company's peers.

  • Arctic Cat (NASDAQ: ACAT): Moderate Buy with a -$0.13 recent quarter EPS
  • Cummins (NYSE: CMI): Moderate Buy with a $2.41 recent quarter EPS
  • Federal Signal (NYSE: FSS): Hold with a $0.09 recent quarter EPS
  • Navistar International (NYSE: NAV): Moderate Buy with a $0.79 recent quarter EPS

The domestic automobiles company's industry has seen price/earnings growth of 0.6% during the current fiscal year.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: PACCAR is a technology company that designs and manufactures light, medium, and heavy duty commercial trucks and related aftermarket parts.

Take Action:

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