AO Smith Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, July 24th. A.O. Smith Corporation manufactures products through its electric motor and water systems technologies segments. The Company’s products include fractional horsepower and hermetic electric motors, and residential and commercial water heaters.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ao Smith Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.43 per share on revenues of $517.31 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.13.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.41 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.81, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ao Smith has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,305 1,992 1,489 1,711 1,939
Diluted EPS ($) 0.90 1.13 1.21 3.29 1.71

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 484.20 462.20 524.30 509.60
Diluted EPS ($) 0.38 0.40 0.43 0.42

Past Performance:
Ao Smith has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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