Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
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  • Jun. 28, 2012, 7:31 PM

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) reports FQ4 earnings of $0.27 per share on revenue of $130M, easily beating consensus estimates of $0.17 per share on expectations of $122M in revenue. Net earnings surged on strong sales volume and a decline in operating expenses. The company also issued upbeat guidance for FY13, now expecting an EPS of $0.60 - $0.65 on revenues of $485M - $505M. Street estimates are for an EPS of $0.50 on revenues of $466M. Shares +14% AH. (PR)

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 7:31 PM
  • Jun. 20, 2012, 1:59 PM

    The gun trade is back on with shares of both Sturm Ruger (RGR +4.3%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC +5.4%) both running hot. Though analysts predict that typical election year jitters will bounce around shares of gun sellers as polls gyrate, they also see that on a macro level gun ownership is gaining more widespread social acceptance. Data on FBI background checks backs up the premise, as checks stand up 20% YTD compared to last year.

    | Jun. 20, 2012, 1:59 PM | 12 Comments
  • May 21, 2012, 8:45 AM

    Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR) jump 2.2% premarket after peer Smith & Wesson (SWHC) reports strong sales in its most recent quarter along with a growing backlog of orders. SWHC +13.2% premarket.

    | May 21, 2012, 8:45 AM | 5 Comments
  • May 21, 2012, 8:13 AM

    Guns are selling like hotcakes: Smith & Wesson (SWHC) announces preliminary results for FQ4, saying sales were up 28% Y/Y to $129M - higher than the firm's guidance calling for $113M-$118M. Preliminary firearm order backlog increased 135% Y/Y and 121% Q/Q to approximately $439M. Shares +5.2% premarket.

    | May 21, 2012, 8:13 AM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 2:02 PM
    KeyBank reiterates a Buy rating on Smith & Wesson (SWHC +0.7%) on the strength of its potential to grab market share after rival Sturm Ruger says that it's maxed out the ability to fill new orders in Q1. Gun demand is smoking hot this year, helping shares of SWHC power to a 77.5% YTD return.
    | Mar. 29, 2012, 2:02 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 22, 2012, 2:07 PM

    Have gun stocks, will travel? The runup in weapon makers Sturm Ruger (RGR +13.1%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC +12.8%) could just be getting started as the industry sees an ongoing boom in demand. In January, background checks for gun permits rose 17.3% Y/Y - marking the 20th consecutive month of increases. Recent Supreme Court decisions and the reappearance of guns in Wal-Mart have helped stoked sales numbers over the last year. RGR +43.1% YTD, SWHC +77.5%.

    | Mar. 22, 2012, 2:07 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 22, 2012, 10:10 AM

    Sturm, Ruger (RGR) starts off like a speeding bullet, climbing 7.2% after the firearms company says it's stopped taking new orders due to overwhelming demand, having received bookings for over 1M units in Q1. Sturm, Ruger expects to "resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May." Smith & Wesson (SWHC +12.17%) flies higher also. (PR)

    | Mar. 22, 2012, 10:10 AM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 9, 2012, 10:12 AM
    Shares of Smith & Wesson (SWHC) ride a FQ3 earnings beat 22.1% higher on huge volume. Catching the eye of investors is the raised forecast for full year sales on strong demand for handguns and sporting rifles.
    | Mar. 9, 2012, 10:12 AM
  • Mar. 8, 2012, 4:49 PM
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC): FQ3 EPS of $0.07 beats by $0.03. Revenue of $98.1M (+23.9% Y/Y) beats by $3M. Shares +5.8% AH. (PR)
    | Mar. 8, 2012, 4:49 PM | 6 Comments
  • Dec. 8, 2011, 6:57 PM

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) posts a mixed FQ2, meeting EPS estimates but missing on revenue. Gross profit was 26.7% of sales, down from 30.4% for the year-ago quarter, reflecting the impact of costs associated with a product recall as well as the consolidation of its Thompson/Center Arms business to Springfield, Massachusetts. The company also lowers guidance, now expecting FQ3 sales to be between $92M - $96M, below Street estimates of $101M. Shares -1.8% AH.

    | Dec. 8, 2011, 6:57 PM
  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:07 AM

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) +13.6% premarket after the company says it plans to sell off its perimeter security business to focus on its core gun manufacturing business. Perimeter security has deteriorated significantly since the unit's 2009 acquisition in part because of reduced government spending, CEO James Debney says.

    | Oct. 7, 2011, 9:07 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 27, 2011, 5:40 PM

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) President and CEO Michael Golden steps down effective immediately, as part of a comprehensive succession plan. The company names firearm-segment head P. James Debney to replace him.

    | Sep. 27, 2011, 5:40 PM
  • Sep. 14, 2011, 5:16 PM
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) closed up 6.4% after the gun manufacturer raised FY12 guidance yesterday afternoon, less than a week after lowering it. Shares may have also been lifted by a note from Anondale Partners' Bret Jordan, who claims the amending of change-of-control contracts for executives demonstrate the company is positioned for a takeover.
    | Sep. 14, 2011, 5:16 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 13, 2011, 5:32 PM
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) boosts its FY12 guidance, now saying revenue will be $415M to $430M, versus Street estimates of $420M. Shares +3.3% AH.
    | Sep. 13, 2011, 5:32 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 12, 2011, 11:19 AM

    Shares of Sturm, Ruger (RGR -5.3%) turn lower after a concealed guns bill allowing state reciprocity hits a speedbump in Congress, and looks like it could face a legal challenge if passed. The stock has gained 49% over the last 6 months on enthusiasm the concealed-carry law will significantly boost gun sales across the U.S.

    | Sep. 12, 2011, 11:19 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 7, 2011, 5:40 PM

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) reports an FQ1 EPS of $0.01 and revenue of $99.2M, beating analysts' estimates for a breakeven EPS on $95M in revenue. The company lowers FY12 guidance however, now anticipating revenue to be between $410M and $425M, on the low-end of expectations. Shares -5.2% AH.

    | Sep. 7, 2011, 5:40 PM | 2 Comments
Company Description
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp manufactures firearms. It manufactures handguns, modern sporting rifles, hunting rifles, black powder firearms, handcuffs, and firearm-related products and accessories.