Bemis Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials. The Company markets its products to customers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as Mexico and the Asia Pacific region. Bemis’ products are used in the food, medical, chemical, agribusiness, pharmaceutical, sanitary products, printing, and graphic industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bemis Company Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.54 per share on revenues of $1.30 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.80.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.6 to a profit $0.58. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.38, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,779 3,515 4,835 5,323 5,139
Diluted EPS ($)

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 ($) in millions 1,270 1,305 1,313 1,288 1,234
Diluted EPS ($) 0.22 0.42 0.40 0.45 0.39

Past Performance:
Bemis Company 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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