Jabil Circuit Inc (
is set to report fiscal fourth quarter 2013 results on Sep 25. In
the prior quarter, the company posted an average positive
earnings surprise of 4.35%. Moreover, the company has posted an
average positive earnings surprise of 0.74% over the past four
quarters. Let's see how things are shaping up for the company in
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Growth Factors this Past Quarter
Jabil reported mixed third quarter results. Although earnings of
48 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple
of cents, revenues marginally lagged the consensus mark.
Revenues increased 5.1% from the year-ago quarter to $4.47
billion. The year-over-year growth was primarily driven by strong
performance from the High Velocity and Enterprise &
Infrastructure segments, which fully offset a weak performance
from the Diversified Manufacturing segment.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth quarter stands at 47
cents per share while that for fiscal 2013 is $1.92 per share.
There have been no revisions in the fourth quarter and 2013
estimates over the last 60 days.
The lack of any movement in estimates signals that the fourth
quarter might not be too different from the past quarters. This
is also indicated by that fact that the stock carries a Zacks
Rank #3 (Hold).
We caution against stocks with Zacks Ranks #4 and #5 (Sell-rated
stocks) going into the earnings announcement, especially when the
company is seeing negative estimate revisions momentum.
Other Stocks to Consider
Our model states that a stock needs to have both a positive Zacks
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank of #1, #2 or #3 to beat earnings
estimates. You could, however, consider the following stocks that
satisfy both criteria:
Micron Technology (
has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and Zacks Earnings ESP of
Plexus Corp (
has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and Zacks Earnings ESP of +1.49%
Synnex Corp (
has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and Zacks Earnings ESP of +1.05%.