Unpacking This Security Giant's Stellar Earnings History

The security solutions stock has surged over the past 12 months

Jun 23, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) is an American private security and protection company. Brink's provide cash management, route-based secure logistics, and payment solutions including cash-in-transit, ATM services, cash management services, and international transportation of valuables. Brink’s customers include financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations. The company operates in 53 countries and serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Furthermore, Brink’s is scheduled to release its quarterly earnings on Aug. 9. BCO has outperformed analysts' earnings expectations on all four of its most recently released earnings reports, and is expected to report an increased earnings per share (EPS) of $0.98 for the second quarter of 2021.

For the second quarter of 2020, Brink's beat Wall Street estimates by a margin of $0.83 and reported an EPS of $0.71. For the third quarter of 2020, Brink's EPS increased to $0.86 and it beat expectations by a decent margin of $0.40. For the final quarter of 2020, BCO posted an increase in earnings, rising to $1.64 per share and beating estimates by a wide margin of $0.63. For the first quarter of 2021, Brink’s reported an EPS of $0.82 and beat expectations by a margin of $0.06.

Brink’s stock has increased about 73% year-over-year and is up approximately 110% since dropping to its more than three-year low of $37.08. Additionally, shares of Brink's stock have grown by 12% year-to-date, but BCO is still trading down approximately 8% since reaching up to a annual high of $84.72. Brink's stock also has a forward dividend of $0.80 and a dividend yield of 1.04%. At last check, the equity was trading down 0.03% at $78.17.

The Brink’s Company stock totes an extremely high price-earning ratio of 146.11. However, Brink's stock’s forward price-earnings ratio of 15.90 indicates a massive improvement and makes BCO seem much more attractive as a value play.

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