Kraton Performance Polymers Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?
Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. produces engineered polymers and styrenic block copolymers. The polymers are used in adhesives; coatings: consumer and personal care products; sealants and lubricants; and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kraton Performance Polymers Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.28 per share on revenues of $363.22 million.
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 $0.86 to a profit $0.69. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.97, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Kraton Performance Polymers has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||1,226||968.00||1,228||1,437||1,423|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.46||-0.01||3.07||2.81||-0.50|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||304.23||408.31||375.76||342.64||296.42|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.6591||0.50||0.38||-0.48||-0.9211|
Kraton Performance Polymers has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)