Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) : Q415 Earnings Whisper

Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) is scheduled to release Q415 earnings after the close today. The Street is looking for EPS of $0.45 and revenue of $4.55 billion. Last quarter, the company posted a significant positive earnings surprise of 0.00%, reporting EPS of $0.49, $0.00 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.49. Revs however, increased 16.09% year-over-year to $4.4 billion versus the $3.79 billion reported. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.46 per share.

On valuation measures, Jabil Circuit Inc. shares are priced at 21.92x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 11.78x earnings multiple. The company’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at 275.50% and 19.10%, compared to the industry growth rates of 10.20% and 24.60%, respectively. JBL has a t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 0.22. EPS for the same period registers at $0.87.

JBL shares have advanced 7.07% in the last 4 weeks while declining 13.97% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 6.79%. The St. Petersburg, Florida-based provider of electronic manufacturing services, which is currently valued at $3.70 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $25.00 with a high target of $30.00.

Jabil Circuit Inc. is down 7.15% year-over-year, compared with a 2.98% loss in the S&P 500.

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