Polypore International, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 1, 2011. Polypore International Inc. is a global technology filtration company which 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 56 cents per share, a rise of 69.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 44 cents. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.21 per share, a rise of 64.9% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with net income of 55 cents per share against the mean estimate of 39 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported profit of 42 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $187.2 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 24.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $762.4 million for the year, a rise of 23.6% from last year’s revenue of $616.6 million.

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

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 19.1%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 27.8% from the year earlier quarter.

Competitors to Watch: Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALTI), Nanophase Tech. Corp. (NASDAQ:NANX), Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), Media Sciences Intl. (MSII), Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP), IKONICS Corporation (NASDAQ:IKNX), Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC), OM Group, Inc. (NYSE:OMG), and Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE).

Stock Price Performance: During April 29, 2011 to July 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.31 (15.1%) from $61.77 to $71.08. 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, rising 17.7% (+$10.96) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 9.6% (-$6.54) over that span. Shares are up $30.35 (+74.5%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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