Johnson Controls: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Johnson Controls, Inc. markets automotive systems and building controls. The Company supplies seating systems, interior systems, and batteries. Johnson Controls also provides building control systems and services, energy management, and integrated facility management, as well as provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Johnson Controls Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.75 per share on revenues of $10.98 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.14.

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 $0.9 to a profit $0.92. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.6, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 38,062 28,497 34,305 40,833 41,955
Diluted EPS ($) 1.63 -0.57 2.19 2.36 1.78

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 10,581.00 10,392.00 10,422.00 10,430.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.61 -0.01 0.52 0.21

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

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