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TransDigm (TDG) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Miss


TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components that are used in in-service commercial and military aircraft. The company has an extensive portfolio of proprietary products, which boosts its competitive position.

TransDigm is seeing some negative trends at present, like weaker defense aftermarket orders and soft business jet, helicopter and freighter revenues, which is hurting its prospects. Softness in global macroeconomic conditions is impacting air travel, adding to the company’s woes. The company has some concerns about the commercial transport industry in the coming times as well. These factors have been hurting its financials in recent times.

However, on the positive side, about 90% of TDG’s sales are generated by proprietary products, that is, products for which the company owns the intellectual property. This translates into consistent and sustained revenue generation capacity through all phases of the aerospace cycle.

The company has had a robust earnings history. It has trumped the Zacks Consensus Estimate each time in the trailing four quarters, with an average positive surprise of 3%.

Transdigm Group Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Currently, TDG has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) but that could definitely change following its fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings report, which has just released. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below:

Earnings: TDG’s adjusted earnings came in at $3.48 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.38.

Revenue: Revenues came in at $923.9 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $967 million.

Key Stats: Concurrent with the fiscal fourth quarter results, the company issued strong earnings and revenues guidance for fiscal 2018. Sales are expected to lie in the range of $3,645 million to $3,725 million (compared with $3,504 million in fiscal 2017). Also, adjusted earnings per share are forecasted to be in the band of $12.78 to $13.42 per share, in comparison to $12.38 per share in fiscal 2017.

Stock Price: TDG shares were inactive following the release. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today.

Check back later for our full write up on this TDG earnings report later!

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