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Is Cabela's (CAB) Poised for a Beat this Earnings Season?

Cabela's Incorporated CAB is slated to release first-quarter 2016 results on Apr 28. The big question facing investors is, whether the company will be able to deliver a positive earnings surprise in the quarter to be reported.

A look at the company’s past performance unveils that it lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the last four quarters, reflecting an average miss of 0.9% in the trailing four quarters. However, in the preceding quarter, the company outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by an average of 3.3%. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Likely Earnings Beat in the Cards

Our proven model shows that Cabela's is likely to beat earnings estimates this quarter. A stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1, 2 or 3 for this to happen. The Most Accurate estimate stands at 41 cents and the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 37 cents. So the ensuing +10.81% ESP and the company’s Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) make us reasonably confident of an earnings beat.

 

Factors Influencing This Quarter

Analysts remain optimistic about the strong performance of Cabela's next-generation stores that will favorably impact the top line in the quarter to be reported. These next-generation store formats require less capital investment, enhance store productivity and help increase sales per square foot. The company has also undertaken several cost-saving initiatives to improve operational performance.

In the recent past, Cabela’s unveiled that its board of directors is looking for strategic alternatives to enhance stockholders’ value. These plans may involve selling the company, optimization of capital structure, asset monetization or other operational and management endeavors.

Stocks Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates

Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat:

Newell Brands Inc. NWL has an Earnings ESP of +2.63% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. CHD has an Earnings ESP of +1.19% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Kellogg Company K has an Earnings ESP of +1.08% and a Zacks Rank #2.

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