Neenah Paper Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Neenah Paper, Inc. is a global manufacturer of premium, performance-based papers and specialty products used in a variety of applications. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States and Germany.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Neenah Paper Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.71 per share on revenues of $219.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 10.51.

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 $0.78 to a profit $0.83. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.77, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Neenah Paper has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 732.30 573.90 657.70 696.00 808.80
Diluted EPS ($) -10.83 -0.08 10.21 1.81 2.68

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 ($) in millions 165.50 198.20 211.70 206.30 192.60
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4938 0.54 0.77 0.55 0.8322

Past Performance:
Neenah Paper 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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