The Cooper Companies: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, June 6th. The Cooper Companies, Inc. through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty healthcare products. The Company’s products include contact lenses for the vision care market and diagnostic products, surgical instruments, and accessories for gynecologists and obstetricians.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Cooper Companies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.37 per share on revenues of $388.89 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.05.

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 $1.65 to a profit $1.68. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.05, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The Cooper Companies has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,063 1,080 1,159 1,331 1,445
Diluted EPS ($) 1.43 2.21 2.43 3.63 5.05

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 344.59 378.19 396.30 379.84
Diluted EPS ($) 1.12 1.36 1.46 1.50

Past Performance:
The Cooper Companies has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)