PH Glatfelter Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

PH Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. P.H. Glatfelter Co, commonly known as Glatfelter, manufactures specialty paper and engineered products. The Company’s products include custom applications such as playing cards and digital imaging papers, as well as printing and converting papers and long-fiberand overlay papers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ph Glatfelter Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.35 per share on revenues of $412.45 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.26.

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 $0.11 to a profit $0.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.53, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,273 1,197 1,466 1,612 1,585
Diluted EPS ($) 1.27 2.70 1.17 0.93 1.36

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 ($) in millions 393.36 399.21 386.32 406.22 393.03
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2206 0.43 0.31 0.46 0.1588

Past Performance:
Ph Glatfelter has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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