Earnings Preview: Constellation Brands Reports Q2 Results Thursday

| About: Constellation Brands, (STZ)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 6, 2011.

STZ trades an average of 2 million shares per day.

52-Week High: $23.19
52-Week Low: $16.42
Book Value: $12.67
Float Short: 2.18%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.27 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.39. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.66 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.65 and $0.68 per share.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -5.96%, with a one-year change of 1.75%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is -9.67%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $3.33 billion for 2011 vs. $3.36 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $559.50 million for 2011 vs. $99.30 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $502.50 million for 2011 vs. $311.50 million for 2010.

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Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11 $ 628.63 M $ 635.00 M $ 6.37 M 1.01%
Feb-11 $ 724.19 M $ 715.30 M $ -8.89 M -1.23%
Nov-10 $ 992.83 M $ 966.00 M $ -26.83 M -2.7%
Aug-10 $ 855.84 M $ 862.80 M $ 6.96 M 0.81%
May-10 $ 796.91 M $ 787.50 M $ -9.41 M -1.18%
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M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

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