Earnings and Growth Analysis : Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

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Earnings results for Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

Estimate Momentum measures change in analyst sentiment over time and may be an indicator of future price movements. The Change in Consensus chart shows the current, 1 week ago, and 1 month ago consensus earnings per share (EPS*) forecasts. For the fiscal quarter endingMay 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at 0.19 and remained the same over the past month at 0.19. none raised and none lowered their forecast. For the fiscal year ending Aug 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at 1.02 and remained the same over the past month at 1.02 . none raised and none lowered their forecast.

Greenbrier Companies last issued its quarterly earnings results on April 7th, 2020. The transportation company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $623.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $780.64 million. Its revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Greenbrier Companies has generated $2.87 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.5. Greenbrier Companies has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Friday, July 10th, 2020.

Analyst Opinion on Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

5 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Greenbrier Companies in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $25.60, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 13.12%. The high price target for GBX is $30.00 and the low price target for GBX is $17.00. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

Greenbrier Companies has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 1.80, and is based on 2 buy ratings, no hold ratings, and 3 sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $25.60, Greenbrier Companies has a potential upside of 13.1% from its current price of $22.63. Greenbrier Companies has only been the subject of 2 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

Greenbrier Companies is a leading dividend payer. It pays a dividend yield of 4.77%, putting its dividend yield in the top 25% of dividend-paying stocks. Greenbrier Companies has been increasing its dividend for 5 years. The dividend payout ratio of Greenbrier Companies is 37.63%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Greenbrier Companies will have a dividend payout ratio of 74.48% next year. This indicates that Greenbrier Companies will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

In the past three months, Greenbrier Companies insiders have bought 3,965.86% more of their company’s stock than they have sold. Specifically, they have bought $1,652,000.00 in company stock and sold $40,631.00 in company stock. Only 2.26% of the stock of Greenbrier Companies is held by insiders. 89.14% of the stock of Greenbrier Companies is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX

Earnings for Greenbrier Companies are expected to grow by 42.16% in the coming year, from $1.02 to $1.45 per share. The P/E ratio of Greenbrier Companies is 10.48, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 16.74. The P/E ratio of Greenbrier Companies is 10.48, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Transportation sector average P/E ratio of about 13.98. Greenbrier Companies has a PEG Ratio of 3.05. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Greenbrier Companies has a P/B Ratio of 0.51. P/B Ratios below 1 indicate that a company could be undervalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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