Benchmark Electronics to Release Q2 Earnings on Wednesday

Benchmark Electronics (NASDAQ:BHE), a global provider of engineering and manufacturing services, is set to release its second quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2024 on Wednesday, January 31st, after the market closes. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $0.34 per share, down from $0.37 per share in the same quarter of the previous year.

Benchmark Electronics reported its first quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2024 on Monday, November 6th, 2023. The company beat analysts’ expectations, reporting earnings of $0.43 per share, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.36 per share. This represented a positive earnings surprise of 19.44%.

Benchmark Electronics also reported revenue of $438.08 million for the quarter, slightly missing analysts’ expectations of $448.00 million. The revenue was down 2.3% from the same quarter of the previous year, when the company reported revenue of $448.36 million.

The company attributed its strong earnings performance to its diversified customer base, its operational excellence and efficiency, and its strategic investments and acquisitions. The company also highlighted its growth opportunities in the medical, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets.

What are the expectations and forecasts for the current quarter?

Analysts expect Benchmark Electronics to report earnings of $0.34 per share for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2024, which would be a decrease of 8.11% from the same quarter of the previous year, when the company reported earnings of $0.37 per share.

Analysts also expect Benchmark Electronics to report revenue of $445.00 million for the quarter, which would be an increase of 1.58% from the same quarter of the previous year, when the company reported revenue of $438.08 million.

The company has not provided any guidance for the current quarter, but it has expressed its confidence and optimism for the future. The company said that it expects to continue to deliver profitable growth and value creation for its customers, shareholders, and employees, despite the challenges and uncertainties in the global economy and the electronics industry.

How has Benchmark Electronics’ stock price reacted to its earnings reports?

Benchmark Electronics’ stock price has been volatile and sensitive to its earnings reports. The stock price tends to rise or fall depending on whether the company beats or misses analysts’ expectations.

For example, after the company reported its earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2024 on November 6th, 2023, the stock price rose by 6.5% from $24.38 to $25.97 on the next trading day, as the company beat analysts’ estimates by a wide margin.

However, after the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2023 on August 7th, 2023, the stock price fell by 7.8% from $28.65 to $26.41 on the next trading day, as the company missed analysts’ estimates by a narrow margin.

The stock price has also been influenced by other factors, such as the market sentiment, the industry trends, and the company news. The stock price has ranged from a 52-week low of $19.52 to a 52-week high of $31.43, with a 50-day moving average of $25.32 and a 200-day moving average of $26.83.

The stock price closed at $24.38 on Monday, January 29th, 2024, with a market capitalization of $605.60 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.74, and a beta of 1.32.

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