Bio-Rad Laboratories Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research products, clinical diagnostics, and analytical instrumentation. The Company’s products and systems separate complex chemical and biological materials, as well as identify, analyze, and purify their components.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bio-rad Laboratories Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.06 per share on revenues of $506.34 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.56.

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 $1.47 to a profit $1.35. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.52, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Bio-rad Laboratories has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,764 1,784 1,927 2,074 2,069
Diluted EPS ($) 3.24 5.20 6.59 6.26 5.72

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 ($) in millions 550.24 486.28 510.42 498.70 573.84
Diluted EPS ($) 2.078 1.09 1.69 1.48 1.463

Past Performance:
Bio-rad Laboratories has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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