Bunge: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Bunge (NYSE:BG) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 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 $1.32 per share on revenues of $15.61 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 95.77.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $2.56 to a profit $2.63. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $7.33, which is better 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 ($) in millions 52,574 41,926 45,707 58,743 60,991
Diluted EPS ($) 7.73 2.22 15.06 6.07 0.00

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 ($) in millions 15,090.00 17,293.00 17,040.00 14,785.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.78 1.92 -4.17 1.15

Past Performance:
Bunge has missed analyst estimates 3 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)