On Nov 15, Zacks Investment Research upgraded
TransDigm Group Incorporated
) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
Why the Upgrade?
TransDigm Group has been witnessing rising earnings estimates
on the back of strong fiscal fourth-quarter 2013 results, an
improved fiscal 2014 guidance and positive synergies from
acquisitions. Moreover, this well-known designer, producer and
supplier of highly engineered aircraft components delivered
positive earnings surprises in 3 of the last 4 quarters with an
average beat of 42.1%. The long-term expected earnings growth
rate for this stock is 14.5%
TransDigm Group reported fiscal fourth-quarter fiscal 2013
adjusted earnings per share of $1.75, which stormed past the
Zacks Consensus Estimate of loss of 18 cents. Net sales in the
quarter totaled $539.7 million, representing a year-over-year
increase of 16.7%. Organic net sales growth rose 5.6% from the
prior-year period, driven by increase in volumes from commercial
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and defense.
TransDigm expects to reap positive synergies from its three
recent acquisitions and has provided a positive outlook for
fiscal 2014. Adjusted earnings per share in fiscal 2014 are
expected to be in the range of $7.00 to $7.32, as compared with
fiscal 2013 earnings of $6.90 per share. Net sales are projected
to be in the range of $2.1-$2.2 billion in fiscal 2014 compared
with revenues of $1.9 billion in fiscal 2013.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the first quarter of 2014 has
gone up 2.7% to $1.54 per share as most of the estimates were
revised higher over the last 7 days. For fiscal 2014, estimate is
within the guidance range provided by TransDigm at $7.26,
reflecting a 5.4% increase in the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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), Hexcel Corp. (
) and Teledyne Technologies Inc. (
) are also worth a look. While Alliant carries a Zacks Rank #1
(Strong Buy), Hexcel and Teledyne Technologies carry a Zacks Rank
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