Church & Dwight Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. produces sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products. The Company sells its products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER trademark, to consumers and to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight provides products such as baking soda, carpet deodorizer, and laundry detergent, as well as Brillo soap pads.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Church & Dwight Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.72 per share on revenues of $776.59 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.85.

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 $0.65 to a profit $0.64. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.8, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Church & Dwight Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,422 2,521 2,589 2,749 2,922
Diluted EPS ($) 1.39 1.705 1.87 2.12 2.45

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 ($) in millions 731.10 690.60 696.40 725.20 809.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4385 0.66 0.56 0.66 0.5710

Past Performance:
Church & Dwight Co. has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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