Pentair Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Pentair (NYSE:PNR) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, July 23rd. Pentair, Inc. is a diversified manufacturing company. The Company produces electrical and electronic enclosures, professional tools, and water products. Pentair manufactures and distributes its products in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pentair Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.90 per share on revenues of $1.95 billion.

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 $0.94 to a profit $0.92. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.21, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,352 2,692 3,031 3,457 4,416
Diluted EPS ($) 2.31 1.17 1.99 0.34 -0.84

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 ($) in millions 941.53 865.51 1,750.93 1,774.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.71 0.30 -1.31 0.25

Past Performance:
Pentair has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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