MSC Industrial Direct Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Msc Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, July 10th. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. is a direct marketer and supplier of a broad range of metalworking and maintenance and repair supplies. The Company markets its products to industrial customers throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Msc Industrial Direct Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.97 per share on revenues of $635.66 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.65.

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 $1.11 to a profit $1.02. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.9, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Msc Industrial Direct Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,780 1,490 1,692 2,022 2,356
Diluted EPS ($) 3.04 2.00 2.37 3.43 4.09

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

Quarter May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 Feb. 28, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 611.97 635.27 577.49 569.46
Diluted EPS ($) 1.10 1.09 1.00 0.88

Past Performance:
Msc Industrial Direct Co. has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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