Newell Rubbermaid Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. The Company’s products include housewares, juvenile products, home furnishings, office products, tools and hardware, and hair accessories.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Newell Rubbermaid Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.32 per share on revenues of $1.32 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.30.

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 $0.5 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.82, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Newell Rubbermaid has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6,471 5,578 5,658 5,865 5,903
Diluted EPS ($) -0.18 0.97 0.96 0.42 1.37

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 ($) in millions 1,495 1,332 1,516 1,535 1,519
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2731 0.27 0.38 0.37 0.3478

Past Performance:
Newell Rubbermaid 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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