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Weyerhaeuser Company Earnings Preview: Analysts Expect Rising Revenue, Falling EPS


Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) announces its next round of earnings this Friday, October 28, 2011. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Friday's third quarter earnings announcement.

Earnings and Revenue:

Analysts are predicting an EPS reading of 11 cents/share and revenues of $1.68 billion. Weyerhaeuser Company's latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a profit of 25 cents/share on revenues of $1.66 billion. We'll have to wait for Friday to see if Weyerhaeuser Company reports a decline in EPS and a small boost in revenue from the year-ago quarter, as analysts are predicting.

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

Quarter Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
EPS Estimate $0.09 $0.14 $0.05 $0.11
EPS Actual $0.06 $0.10 $0.10 $0.25

Stock Performance:

At last check, shares of Weyerhaeuser Company were trading at $17.54. Shares are down 5.3% year to date. For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 13.7%. 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 Weyerhaeuser Company is a Hold.


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

  • Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR): Hold with a $0.56 recent quarter EPS
  • Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ: UFPI): Hold with a $0.29 recent quarter EPS

Weyerhaeuser Company is in the building products-wood industry, which has experienced price/earnings growth of 4.9%.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: Weyerhaeuser is a forest products company, which mainly grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and makes a range of forest products.

Take Action:

That's your advanced look at Weyerhaeuser Company's upcoming earnings numbers -- be ready to take quick action if the company's report contains any surprises. Also, check back in with us after the announcement for a full recap and what-to-do-next guide.

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