Pall Corp Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Pall Corp (NYSE:PLL) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Pall Corp. supplies filtration, separation and purification technologies for the removal of contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases.

Pall Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 71 cents per share, a rise of 16.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 70 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up, but it has been unchanged at 71 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $3.34 per share, a rise of 20.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported profit of 76 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 88 cents per share. In second quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $758.8 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 11.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.72 billion for the year, a rise of 13.3% from last year’s revenue of $2.4 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Pall with six of 10 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

The company has now seen net income rise in three straight quarters. In the third quarter, net income rose 2% while it rose 52.5% in the second quarter and 6.6% in the first quarter.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 15.2% to $709.8 million in third quarter. The figure rose 15.1% in the second quarter from the year earlier, climbed 10.7% in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 4.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Parker-Hannifin Corp. (NYSE:PH), Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), and Flow International Corp. (NASDAQ:FLOW).

Stock Price Performance: During July 13, 2011 to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.43 (-20.6%) from $55.46 to $44.03. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 14.3% (-$7.84) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 30, 2011 and April 7, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4% (+$2.28) over that span. Shares are down $5.05 (-10.3%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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