Nordson: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 22nd. Nordson Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets systems that apply adhesives, sealants, and coatings to consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The Company’s products include customized electronic controls for the precise application and curing of materials to meet customers’ requirements. Nordson operates around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nordson Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.05 per share on revenues of $413.32 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.66.

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 $1.27 to a profit $1.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.67, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,125 819 1,042 1,233 1,410
Diluted EPS ($) 1.72 -2.38 2.45 3.25 3.45

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

Quarter Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 379.87 438.68 347.04 382.10
Diluted EPS ($) 1.03 1.04 0.65 0.84

Past Performance:
Nordson has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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