Conmed Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Conmed (NASDAQ:CNMD) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. CONMED Corporation provides orthopedic products, specializing in arthroscopy and powered surgical instruments. The Company develops, manufactures, and supplies surgical instruments and systems used in a range of surgical procedures. CONMED’s products include arthroscopic surgery devices and powered surgical instruments, electrosurgery systems, and ECG electrodes for heart monitoring.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Conmed Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.45 per share on revenues of $196.95 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.81.

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 $0.46 to a profit $0.45. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.86, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 742.18 694.74 713.72 725.08 767.14
Diluted EPS ($) 1.37 0.42 1.05 0.03 1.41

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 ($) in millions 185.58 194.32 189.70 181.88 201.24
Diluted EPS ($) -0.87 0.35 0.36 0.32 0.38

Past Performance:
Conmed has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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