Pan American Silver Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Pan American Silver Corporation is a silver mining company with its principal property in Peru. The Company also explores and develops mines in Mexico.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pan American Silver Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.05 per share on revenues of $200.73 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 43.99.

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 $0.29 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.34, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Pan American Silver has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 339 455 632 855 929
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 0.71 1.05 3.29 0.55

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 200.60 251.84 247.34 243.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.15 -0.24 0.13

Past Performance:
Pan American Silver 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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