Emerson Electric: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 7th. Emerson Electric Co. manufactures and markets electrical, electromechanical, and electronic products and systems. The Company produces a variety of products, including process control, industrial automation, electronics, appliance components, and electric motors. Emerson sells its products around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Emerson Electric Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.78 per share on revenues of $6.03 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.45.

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 $1.06 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.59, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 24,810 20,100 21,040 24,220 24,410
Diluted EPS ($) 3.06 2.27 2.84 3.27 2.67

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 ($) in millions 5,309 5,919 6,484 6,700 5,553
Diluted EPS ($) 0.50 0.74 1.04 0.3869 0.62

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)