Estee Lauder Companies Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Estee Lauder Companies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.34 per share on revenues of $2.33 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.38.

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 $0.26 to a profit $0.3. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.59, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Estee Lauder Companies has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 7,911 7,324 7,796 8,810 9,714
Diluted EPS ($) 1.20 0.55 1.19 1.74 2.16

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 ($) in millions 2,738 2,248 2,251 2,550 2,933
Diluted EPS ($) 1.00 0.33 0.1290 0.76 1.13

Past Performance:
Estee Lauder Companies has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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