Carlisle Companies Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. Carlisle Companies Incorporated manufactures and distributes construction materials, transportation products, and general industry products. The Company manufactures a variety of products for the roofing, real estate, construction, trucking, food-service, aircraft manufacturing, lawn and garden, and other industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Carlisle Companies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.84 per share on revenues of $899.70 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.98.

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 $1.42 to a profit $1.37. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.56, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,865 2,258 2,528 3,224 3,629
Diluted EPS ($) 0.91 2.34 2.34 2.86 4.22

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 ($) in millions 789.60 889.30 984.60 910.20 845.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.62 0.94 1.45 1.08 0.75

Past Performance:
Carlisle Companies 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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