Polypore International Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Polypore International is a global technology filtration company that develops, manufactures, and markets specialized microporous membranes used in separation and filtration processes.

Polypore International, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 52 cents per share, a rise of 23.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 55 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 53 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 63.4% versus last year to $2.19.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 50 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 53 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 7 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 15.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $196.4 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are optimistic about this stock, with seven analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and three rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 90.8% to $23.6 million (50 cents a share) from $12.4 million (27 cents a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 25.3% to $190.1 million from $151.7 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 23.8%, with the biggest boost coming in the second quarter when revenue rose 30.8% from the year earlier quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between November 18, 2011 and February 16, 2012, the stock price fell $15.49 (-27.9%), from $55.44 to $39.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 6, 2011, when shares rose for 10 straight days, increasing 17.7% (+$10.96) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 13.5% (-$7.87) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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