Dentsply International: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Dentsply International (NASDAQ:XRAY) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. DENTSPLY International Inc. manufactures and distributes dental supplies on a worldwide basis. The Company’s products include dental prosthetics, endodontic instruments, dental sealants, ultrasonic scalers, dental x-ray equipment, and intraoral cameras. DENTSPLY also provides impression materials, orthodontic appliances, and dental operatory software systems, and other dental products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dentsply International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.56 per share on revenues of $732.87 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.32.

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 $0.66 to a profit $0.67. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.43, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,194 2,159 2,221 2,538 2,928
Diluted EPS ($) 1.87 1.83 1.82 1.70 2.18

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 ($) in millions 738.01 716.41 762.99 695.73 753.29
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2830 0.37 0.56 0.37 0.8798

Past Performance:
Dentsply International 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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