Aptargroup Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Aptargroup (NYSE:ATR) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. AptarGroup, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets pumps, dispensing closures, and aerosol valves. The Company’s products are used for fragrance/cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceutical, household/industrial, and food products. AptarGroup operates worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Aptargroup Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.74 per share on revenues of $623.84 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.48.

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 $0.73 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.76, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,072 1,842 2,077 2,337 2,331
Diluted EPS ($) 2.18 1.79 2.48 2.65 2.38

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 ($) in millions 577.50 589.60 571.44 617.63
Diluted EPS ($) 0.61 0.62 0.52 0.59

Past Performance:
Aptargroup has beat analyst estimates 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)

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