CR Bard Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

CR Bard (NYSE:BCR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, July 23rd. C. R. Bard, Inc. designs, manufactures, packages, distributes, and sells medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices. The Company sells a broad range of products worldwide to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities. Bard markets vascular, urological, oncological, and surgical specialties products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cr Bard Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $750.08 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.84.

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 $1.67 to a profit $1.63. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.23, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,452 2,535 2,720 2,896 2,958
Diluted EPS ($) 4.06 4.60 5.32 3.69 6.16

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 ($) in millions 742.60 722.90 762.60 740.30
Diluted EPS ($) 1.54 1.50 1.52 1.08

Past Performance:
Cr Bard 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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