BE Aerospace (Nasdaq: BEAV) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, July 25. BE Aerospace is a manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets, and a distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back BE Aerospace, with 10 of 13 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts don't like BE Aerospace as much as competitor Goodrich overall. BE Aerospace's rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $610.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 26.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.51 per share. Estimates range from $0.49 to $0.52.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 97.9% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars, with 96.4% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on BE Aerospace and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 172 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, BE Aerospace's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
BE Aerospace's profit has risen year over year by an average of 15.9%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight 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:

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

37.1%

35.9%

37.2%

36.0%

Operating Margin

16.7%

15.1%

16.8%

16.3%

Net Margin

8.4%

5.8%

8.3%

7.7%

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