Air Products & Chemicals Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 23rd. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. produces industrial gas and related industrial process equipment. The Company also produces and markets polymer chemicals, performance chemicals, and chemical intermediates. Air Products recovers and distributes oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, synthesis gas, and helium, as well as medical and specialty gases.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Air Products & Chemicals Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.37 per share on revenues of $2.59 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.49.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.49 to a profit $1.5. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.77, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Air Products & Chemicals has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 10,410 8,256 8,616 9,674 9,612
Diluted EPS ($)

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,322 2,344 2,340 2,606 2,562
Diluted EPS ($) 1.16 1.38 2.26 0.64 1.31

Past Performance:
Air Products & Chemicals has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)