Kaiser Aluminum: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ:KALU) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation produces fabricated aluminum products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kaiser Aluminum Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.94 per share on revenues of $352.57 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.55.

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 $1.12 to a profit $1.08. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.14, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,508 987 1,079 1,301 1,360
Diluted EPS ($) -3.43 3.51 0.72 1.40 4.45

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 ($) in millions 345.20 335.50 314.00 337.40
Diluted EPS ($) 1.09 1.51 0.47 1.73

Past Performance:
Kaiser Aluminum 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)