Equities analysts expect Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) to post earnings per share of $0.70 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Embraer’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.75 and the lowest is $0.65. Embraer reported earnings per share of $1.14 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 38.6%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, March 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Embraer will report full-year earnings of $1.83 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.77 to $1.90. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.94 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.66 to $1.12. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Embraer.

Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. Embraer had a return on equity of 10.65% and a net margin of 6.63%.

Several brokerages have weighed in on ERJ. TheStreet raised Embraer from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Embraer from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Credit Suisse Group downgraded Embraer to a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Embraer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Scotiabank downgraded Embraer from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.67.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. KCS Wealth Advisory purchased a new position in shares of Embraer in the fourth quarter worth about $219,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Embraer in the third quarter worth about $213,000. Seminole Management Co. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Embraer in the second quarter worth about $182,000. TD Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Embraer in the third quarter worth about $237,000. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Embraer in the third quarter worth about $262,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 50.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Embraer (NYSE ERJ) opened at $24.69 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 2.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,570.00, a PE ratio of 11.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.32. Embraer has a twelve month low of $17.58 and a twelve month high of $27.45.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th will be paid a $0.1079 dividend. This is a boost from Embraer’s previous special dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 27th. Embraer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.18%.

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Embraer Company Profile

Embraer SA (Embraer) is a manufacturer of jets of 70 to 130 seats. The Company produces aircraft for commercial and executive aviation, and for defense and security purposes and related services. Its segments include Commercial aviation business, which involves the development, production and sale of commercial jets, and rendering of support services, particularly in the regional aviation segment and aircraft leases; Executive Jet business, which markets its executive jets to companies, including fractional ownership companies, charter and air-taxi companies, high-net-worth individuals and to flight academies; Defense and Security Business segment, which conceives, designs, develops, manufactures and supports a range of integrated solutions for the defense and security market, and Other Related Businesses segment, which provides fuel systems, structural parts, and mechanical and hydraulic systems to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for its production of helicopters.

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