Pan American Silver Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 14th. 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 $0.25 per share on revenues of $257.03 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.11.

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 $0.46 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.12, 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 ($) in millions 338.60 454.81 646.55 855.28 928.59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 0.71 0.13 3.31 0.55

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 ($) in millions 212.36 228.82 200.60 251.84 247.34
Diluted EPS ($) 0.9116 0.47 0.23 0.15 -0.1907

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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