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Breaking: RGR Earnings


8:19 PM Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR): Move up in the post session after posting a solid Q1 earnings beat. Net earnings grew 53% Y/Y, driven by a 39% jump in sales, which in turn were driven by by the introduction of the new LC380 and SR45 pistols. Shares +2% AH. Read comments

5:15 PM Sturm Ruger (RGR): Q1 EPS of $1.20 beats by $0.19. Revenue of $155.9M beats by $24.25M. (PR) Read comments

RGR price at time of publication: $50.99. Check RGR price now »



Well since I couldn’t be there….

From American Rifleman….


News from SHOT Show


• Kimber Micro .380 ACP Pistol

• Kimber Rimfire Compact Conversion

• The Glock 30S

• Ruger SR1911 Commander

• Springfield XD-S 9 MM

• Colt Marine Pistol


• Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E.

• Bushnell Introduces AR Optics Line

• Barnes Bullets Tac-XPD Personal Defense Ammo

• Ruger Guide Gun and Muzzlebrake System

• FNH’s FNS-9

• SIG Enters The Suppressor Market

• NAA Sidewinder .22 Mag. Mini Revolver

• New Products From Kel-Tec

• Benelli Releases Compact Versions of M2 Field

• Chiappa Triple Threat Shotgun

• Smith & Wesson Reintroduces Model 41

• Gamo’s MP9 Air Rifle

• Gamo Releases New
Noise Dampening Technology

• Build Your Own Gun: Bergara Custom Rifles

• Champion Target Duraseal Targets

• Serbu Firearms BFG-50A

• EAA’s Polymer Single-Stack 1911 By Tanfoglio

• Arsenal Firearms Innovative Strike One Pistol

• Just Right Carbines

• Hornady Critical Duty and Critical Defense Ammo

• Fort Knox Safes Introduces Eco-Dome

• Latest Gear and Technology From Uncle Mike’s

• Nosler’s New Accubond Long Range Bullets

• Century International Arms
Catamount Fury Shotguns

• CVA Optima V2 Pistol

• Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911s

• Browning Citori Satin Hunter Micro Midas

• Primos Shooting Sticks and Accessories

• Browning X-Bolt Micro Midas:
A Good Gun For Women

• Stag Arms 8T

• Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Trail Cams

• SCCY Industries CPX-2 9mm Pistol

• Crimson Trace Laser’s Edge Training DVD

• Crimson Trace Green Lasers

• Mossberg Recoil Reduction Shotguns

• Mossberg MVP FLEX Rifle

• MRA Showstopper Air Rifle

• Happy Trails Foundation Annual Raffle

• Uberti Single Action Army Revolvers

• Nikon Unveils 2013 Product Line

• Sig Sauer P227

• Walther PPX

• Bond Arms Backup

• Rocky S2V Jungle Boot

• Galco Holsters CarrySafe

• IWI Tavor SAR Bullpup Rifle

• Rock Island Armory’s 10 MM 1911

• American Rifleman Editor Wins
Prestigious Nikon Award

• The Meopta Optics Story

• Hanging Out With Gunny


RGR: Sturm, Ruger & Co: Bulls Win Over Bears For This Gun Stock

Sturm, Ruger & Co: Bulls Win Over Bears For This Gun Stock

by Qineqt

Sturm, Ruger & Co (RGR) posted impressive performance figures in its third quarter’s earnings release. The company topped both revenue and earnings’ estimates. Both gun manufacturers and gun stock investors have been enjoying positive surprises in this election year the same way they benefited back in 2009. In the last three quarters, the company topped all of its earnings’ estimates. read more »

More on RGR:
Sturm, Ruger & Co. Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
Guns Still Better Than Gold! by Bill Gunderson
Shooting For Growth: Sturm, Ruger & Co. by George Liu

Other articles that mention RGR:
How to Build A Fiscal Cliff Portfolio, Part 1 by Lou Basenese
How Obama’s Election Moved Stocks Over The Past Week by Robert Broens
The 10 Stocks To Own For A Romney Or Obama Win by The Oxen Group

Gunny Links…

Range Day!!

Got to the range today, finally..

And no did not go anything like this clip that Weer’d has up!!

Kid wanted to practice driving so I tossed in driving to the range and that sounded good.

So off we went..

Had a good time, only pistols today.

FEG PA63 9×18 mak

Ruger MkII

Kahr CW9  both Wolf 9mm and Rem.


Ruger GP100 .38 reloads

Kid got a bit frustrated with his FEG trying to hit the gong so he grabbed the GP100 and promptly drilled it..

All in all we shot fairly well..Spent most of my time ringing the gong and did quite well considering how long it has been!!

Managed to hit with the Kahr about half the time, GP100 3/4s and MKII pretty much every time..

The FEG is a nice shooting little gun, but do not spend much time with it. Shoots well though..

Our victims…

Got home and was unloading and noticed some strange marks on paper targets we had along.

Took me a minute to realize it was splatter from shooting the gong…Heh..

Was fun…

Ruger, OLN

OLN, RGRIf Past Is Prologue, Watch These Gun Stocks by Nigam Arora

Gun sales have been growing and are likely to grow further as a result of the unfortunate Colorado shooting, which has reignited the gun control debate. Unfortunately, the terrible shooting during a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘, which killed 12 people and wounded 59, has not added any new substance to the debate. The media is full of old arguments on both sides. There is no value to be added by repeating them here.


Strum Ruger and Company Inc

Strum Ruger and Company Inc (RGR)

RGR manufactures firearms and steel castings for licensed U.S. domestic wholesale distributors. RGR experienced a 42.6% growth in earnings this year. It is trading at half the multiple (16x) of its direct competitor, Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC). The firm is currently making an ROE of 35%, greater than SWHC’s 24%. The operating margin is greater as well. In March this year, the firm was surprised by a 50% unexpected increase in demand, and could not take new orders till the end of May. This spur in demand for arms is similar to the one witnessed in the 2009, the previous election year,after Obama was elected, when firearms fanatics were fearful that he would consolidate gun laws.

Therefore, a lot depends on who is selected as the president of the United States this time around. GOP candidate Mitt Romney has shown an “unsure” behavior toward the issue of gun control. Before 2004, the Republican Presidential nominee signed every bill to outlaw assault weapons. However, in order to win the support of gun advocates (as the critics say), he switched sides in 2006, and joined the National Rifle Association (NRA) – a lobby that vehemently advocates the ownership of guns for self-protection. Obama is expected by some to try to tighten gun laws. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is of the view, “If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns”

Despite the surge in the demand for guns, market sentiments show a different story. In a month’s time, RGR’s shorted shares rose by 12.1%. Estimates for the next year’s earnings give a negative growth figure. This is probably because of the expected drop in next year’s revenue, which have risen dramatically this year, prior to the elections. It will take 7 days for the market to clear short positions.