Bunge Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Bunge (NYSE:BG) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Bunge Limited is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain. The Company processes soybeans, produces and supplies fertilizer, manufactures edible oils and shortenings, mills dry corn and wheat, manufactures isolated soybean protein, and produces other food products. Bunge has primary operations in North and South America.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bunge Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.94 per share on revenues of $13.98 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 361.56.

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 $1.87 to a profit $1.84. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $7.34, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 52,570 41,930 43,950 56,100 60,990
Diluted EPS ($) 7.73 2.22 15.06 6.07 0.19

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 ($) in millions 13,800 13,450 15,090 17,290 15,160
Diluted EPS ($) 1.67 0.57 1.78 1.92 -4.08

Past Performance:
Bunge has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)