OM Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Om Group (NYSE:OMG) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. OM Group, Inc. produces and markets value-added metal-based specialty chemicals and powders. The Company supplies metal carboxylates, inorganic metal salts, and metal powders for diverse applications to a variety of industries. OM’s products are used to manufacture coatings, custom catalysts, liquid detergents, lubricants, fuel additives, colorants, and rechargeable batteries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Om Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.04 per share on revenues of $287.45 million.

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 $0.43 to a profit $0.29. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.99, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,737 871.67 1,197 1,515 1,638
Diluted EPS ($) 4.45 -0.59 2.73 1.35 -1.22

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 ($) in millions 438.61 466.18 436.47 394.73 340.41
Diluted EPS ($) 1.691 0.37 -0.70 0.17 -1.066

Past Performance:
Om Group has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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