This week's most prominent quarterly reports include those
from S&P 500 components JM Smucker (NYSE:
), Pall Corp. (NYSE:
) and Brown-Forman (NYSE:
Analysts expect the Ohio-based maker of jelly, coffee, flour
and other food products to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings
of $0.99 per share, which is about the same as a year ago. The
forecast for industrial goods maker Pall has third-quarter EPS
10% higher year-over-year, while Louisville- based Brown-Forman,
maker of Jack Daniels and other alcoholic beverages, is expected
to post fourth-quarter EPS of $0.76. That would be 32.7% lower
than a year ago. Full-year EPS for Smucker and Brown-Forman are
predicted to be lower than for the previous year as well. But
revenues for all three are expected to be higher than a year ago.
Note that all three companies have missed consensus EPS estimates
in at least one of the previous three quarters.
Here is what analysts are looking for from some of the week's
other quarterly reports.
), which crushed EPS estimates in the previous quarter, is
expected to say that its fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 43.5%
from a year ago to $0.62 per share. That consensus estimate is
unchanged from 60 days ago. And analysts anticipate revenues for
the quarter, during which the company announced funding for
airport security devices from the TSA, will be up 9.2% to $127.9
million. The medical and security equipment maker is scheduled to
share its results Wednesday afternoon.
In its Thursday report, earnings from Pleasanton, Calif.-based
) are estimated to come to $1.20 per share for the second
quarter. That would be a 15.0% increase from a year ago. Note
that analysts have underestimated EPS for the past six quarters.
And revenues are expected to total $349.9 million, which would be
7.6% higher than a year ago. Cooper shares have pulled back about
7% from a recent multiyear high.
The consensus forecast for discount retailer
), shares of which hit a multiyear high last week, calls for a
profit of $0.60 per share on revenues of $3.8 billion. That would
be an increase from $0.48 per share earnings and sales of $3.5
billion in the first quarter of last year. Dollar General has
fallen short of EPS estimates in only one of the past eight
quarters. The Tennessee-based company will report its results
Monday after the markets close.
First-quarter fiscal 2013 earnings for
) are expected to come to $0.83 per share, while revenues total
$38.2 million, in Tuesday's report. In the same quarter of last
year, the seismic equipment company posted $0.58 per share and
$26.5 million. And note that the consensus EPS estimate has risen
by a nickel over the past 60 days. Mitcham posted record
fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance
) is expected to say Tuesday afternoon that for its first-quarter
2012 it had a profit of $0.53 per share. That would be 30.2%
higher than in the same period a year ago and is in line with
preliminary results. And analysts on average expect revenues to
be 22.8% higher year over year to $473.9 million. Revenue has
climbed for three consecutive quarters.
Tuesday morning, the Providence, R.I.-based organic food
United Natural Foods
) is expected to announce that its fiscal third-quarter earnings
came to $0.56 per share on revenues of $1.3 billion. That would
be up from $0.48 per share and $1.2 billion in the same period of
last year. United Natural has not fallen short of EPS estimates
in the past eight quarters. So far, analysts expect double-digit
percentage growth of both EPS and sales for the full year.
Analysts also expect to see year-over-year earnings growth
from Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:
), Men's Wearhouse (NYSE:
) and Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE:
) this week.
Per-share earnings from semiconductor maker Altera (NASDAQ:
), container maker Greif (NYSE:
), truck maker Navistar International (NYSE:
), apparel maker Oxford Industries (NYSE:
) and Vail Resorts (NYSE:
) are expected to be lower than a year ago.
And freight-shipper Rand Logistics (NASDAQ:
), homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:
) and Shanghai-based JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:
) are expected to report net losses.
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