5 Key Areas to Watch in Harley-Davidson Inc.'s First-Quarter Results

Investors will want to keep a close eye on these areas in Harley's upcoming results.

Blake Bos
Blake Bos
(TMFBos)
Apr 21, 2014 at 12:12PM
Industrials

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) is set to report earnings on Tuesday, and as usual there are a few areas that investors will want to keep their eyes on to make sure this company is firing on all cylinders.

The numbers that will likely move the company's stock are Wall Street's estimates. The street will be expecting earnings per share between $1.08 and $1.09, revenue around $1.5 billion, and 76,500-81,500 motorcycles shipped in the first quarter. Lastly, guidance will need to be maintained at 279,000-284,000 shipments for the full year.

Although these Wall Street estimates are important for Harley Davidson investors, there are five areas long-term investors should really focus on before they get swept up in Wall Street's quarterly numbers game.

What to really watch
In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos will go over these five areas in detail, including new bike model performance, international markets, weather disruptions, and more.