If Barnes Group (NYSE: B) misses estimates again it will be the consecutive quarter for the company. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, July 29. Barnes Group is an international logistical services company and aerospace and industrial components manufacturer serving a range of end markets and customers.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Barnes Group with six of seven analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Barnes Group as much as competitor HEICO overall. Seven out of 14 analysts rate HEICO a buy, compared to one of seven for Barnes Group. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained unchanged in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $316.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.3% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.36 per share. Estimates range from $0.34 to $0.39.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 95.2% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.2% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Barnes Group and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 104 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Barnes Group, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Barnes Group's profit has risen year over year by an average of 56.9%.

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 36.3% 35.3% 36.2% 36.9%
Operating Margin 9.2% 6.5% 8.6% 8.4%
Net Margin 6% 4.1% 5.2% 5.3%

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