Mettler-Toledo International Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and markets weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. The Company also supplies several related analytical and measurement technologies. Mettler-Toledo provides its services to customers worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Mettler-toledo International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.80 per share on revenues of $534.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.19.

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 $2.36 to a profit $2.35. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $10.54, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Mettler-toledo International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,973 1,729 1,968 2,309 2,342
Diluted EPS ($) 5.79 5.03 6.80 8.21 9.14

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 ($) in millions 648.36 535.40 570.28 578.55 657.29
Diluted EPS ($) 2.911 1.62 1.93 2.28 3.346

Past Performance:
Mettler-toledo International 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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