Pool Corp: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Pool Corp (NASDAQ:POOL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Pool Corporation is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company’s inventory includes a diverse range of products, from construction materials, replacement parts and fencing to pool care products and spas.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pool Corp Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.40 per share on revenues of $775.23 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 32.17.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.72 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.08, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,784 1,540 1,614 1,793 1,954
Diluted EPS ($) 1.18 0.39 1.15 1.47 1.71

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 ($) in millions 757.17 528.03 306.82 370.36
Diluted EPS ($) 1.34 0.45 -0.17 0.07

Past Performance:
Pool Corp 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)