Gardner Denver Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 26th. Gardner Denver Inc. manufactures stationary air compressors and blowers for industrial applications. The Company’s products are used in manufacturing, process applications, and materials handling, as well as in power tools and equipment. Gardner Denver sells its products around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Gardner Denver Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.06 per share on revenues of $535.09 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.20.

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 $1.28 to a profit $1.25. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.27, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Gardner Denver has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,018 1,778 1,895 2,371 2,356
Diluted EPS ($) 3.12 -3.18 3.28 5.33 5.28

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 ($) in millions 613.68 604.36 613.01 548.48 589.67
Diluted EPS ($) 1.51 1.08 1.51 1.30 1.39

Past Performance:
Gardner Denver 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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