Graham Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Graham (AMEX:GHM) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 31st. Graham Corporation designs and builds vacuum and heat transfer equipment for process industries around the world. The Company markets to chemical, petrochemical, petroleum refining, and electric power generating industries, including cogeneration and geothermal plants. Graham’s products include ejectors, liquid ring vacuum pumps, condensers, and heat exchangers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Graham Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.31 per share on revenues of $29.90 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 31.89.

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 $0.2 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.02, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 101 62 74 103
Diluted EPS ($) 1.71 0.64 0.59 1.06

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

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 20.25 22.53 25.90 25.63
Diluted EPS ($) 0.04 0.14 0.26 0.30

Past Performance:
Graham has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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