Coming Soon: TRW Automotive Holdings Earnings

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Apr 29, 2013 at 12:00AM
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TRW Automotive Holdings (NYSE: TRW) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict TRW Automotive Holdings's revenues will compress -1.8% and EPS will wane -11.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $4.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.43.

Revenue details
Last quarter, TRW Automotive Holdings recorded revenue of $4.03 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.99 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.55. GAAP EPS of $3.26 for Q4 were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.27 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 10.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.31.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 212 members out of 261 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 give TRW Automotive Holdings a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TRW Automotive Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $62.25.

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