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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 (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 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.
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 Liquid error: internal 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 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.
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 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 for the communications equipment company for the quarter came in at $71 million. This was below market estimates of $77.9 million.
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.