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Earnings News June 5, 2015

Rupert Hadlow Jun 05, 2015


Before the opening bell on Friday, a number of big-name, dividend-paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.


Thor Industries Misses Estimates


Earnings

Thor Industries (THO ) reported worse-than-expected earnings late Thursday with an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $1.19. This was 2 cents a share below the initial analyst forecasts for the quarter.

Revenue

Revenue for the recreational vehicle company fell in line with analyst forecasts of $1.17 billion. Consolidated backlog in April highlighted an 11% drop from the previous year.

Outlook

CEO Bob Martin confirmed that revenue growth was tracking sector RV demand with an increase in demand from the baby boomer and young buyer markets. Dividend yield for the stock based on Thursday’s close is 1.76% with an annual payout of $1.08 per share.


Analogic Beats Q3 Estimates


Earnings

Analogic (ALOG ) reported better-than-expected earnings late Thursday with an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $1.07. This was 8 cents above initial analyst forecasts for the quarter.

Revenue

Revenue for the scientific and technical instruments company rose to $134 million, beating estimates of $132.7 million. According to the company this equated to a 10% uplift for the period.

Outlook

Forecasting strong growth in Q4, CEO Jim Green raised revenue growth to 4% based on demand in the security and ultrasound sectors. Dividend yield for the stock based on Thursday’s close is 0.48% with an annual payout of $0.40 per share.


Comtech Beats Q3 Estimates


Earnings

Comtech Telecom (CMTL ) announced after market on Thursday third quarter earnings of 30 cents per share. Eclipsing the EPS consensus forecasts of $0.23, the company recently announced a $4.3 million contract win for one of its subsidiaries.

Revenue

Revenue for the communications equipment company for the quarter came in at $71 million. This was below market estimates of $77.9 million.

Outlook

Full-year fiscal 2015 revenues are forecast to grow to $314 million with the company estimating EPS to fall within $1.38 to $1.54. Dividend yield for the stock based on Thursday’s close is 4.03% with an annual payout of $1.20 per share.

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