Prestige Brands Holdings Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Prestige Brands sells well-recognized, brand name over-the-counter healthcare, household cleaning, and personal care products in a global marketplace.

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 23 cents per share, a rise of 27.8% from the company’s actual earnings in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 22 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 23 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 22.8% versus last year to 97 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at profit of 25 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 24 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the second quarter.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 38.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $133.2 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Prestige Brands Holdings with three of four analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose more than fourfold to $9.5 million (19 cents a share) from $2.2 million (4 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 17.3% to $106.3 million from $90.6 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 29.2%, with the biggest boost coming in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 35% from the year earlier quarter.

For three consecutive quarters, the comapny has seen net income rise. Net income rose 17.5% in the second quarter and 53.8% in the first quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between March 15, 2012 and May 11, 2012, the stock price had fallen $3.94 (-22.6%), from $17.40 to $13.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 9, 2012 and March 16, 2012, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 7.1% (+$1.16) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 12 straight days, dropping 29.7% (-$3.97) over that span.

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

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