Donaldson Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 17th. Donaldson Company, Inc. manufactures filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company’s products include filters and emission control products for heavy duty mobile equipment, in-plant air cleaning systems, air intake systems for industrial gas turbines, and specialized filters for computer disk drives, aircraft cabins, and semiconductors. Donaldson operates around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Donaldson Company Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.49 per share on revenues of $659.41 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.11.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.51 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.69, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,233 1,869 1,877 2,294 2,493
Diluted EPS ($) 1.06 0.835 1.05 1.43 1.73

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 580.88 647.24 656.83 588.95 596.04
Diluted EPS ($) 0.35 0.46 0.4653 0.36 0.34

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

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