Esco Technologies: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Esco Technologies (NYSE:ESE) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. ESCO Technologies, Inc. supplies special purpose communications systems for electric, gas, and water utilities, including hardware and software to support advanced metering applications. The Company also provides engineered filtration products to the aviation, space and process markets worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Esco Technologies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.34 per share on revenues of $170.47 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.34.

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 $0.79 to a profit $0.77. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.08, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 613.57 619.06 607.49 693.71 688.40
Diluted EPS ($) 1.78 1.86 1.68 1.95 1.73

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 ($) in millions 152.92 173.86 169.45 192.17 145.26
Diluted EPS ($) 0.19 0.38 0.51 0.6497 0.01

Past Performance:
Esco Technologies has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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