Bruker Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Bruker Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets proprietary life science systems based on spectrometry technology platforms. The Company also sells a range of field analytical systems for substance detection and pathogen identification. Bruker develops life science and advanced materials research tools based on X-ray technology.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bruker Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.15 per share on revenues of $417.04 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 40.04.

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 $0.2 to a profit $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.91, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,107 1,114 1,305 1,652 1,791
Diluted EPS ($) 0.39 0.49 0.58 0.55 0.46

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 ($) in millions 475.10 405.60 420.70 447.80 517.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2347 0.09 0.06 0.24 0.0763

Past Performance:
Bruker 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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