The J. M. Smucker Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

The J. M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, June 6th. The JM Smucker Company manufactures and markets food products on a worldwide basis. The Company’s principal products include peanut butter, shortening and oils, fruit spreads, canned milk, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, flour and baking ingredients, juices and beverages, frozen sandwiches, dessert toppings, syrups, pickles and condiments, and potato side dishes.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The J. M. Smucker Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.15 per share on revenues of $1.34 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.78.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.26 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.24, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The J. M. Smucker has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,758 4,605 4,826 5,526
Diluted EPS ($) 3.12 4.15 4.05 4.06

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 ($) in millions 1,355.35 1,369.70 1,628.75 1,559.56
Diluted EPS ($) 0.93 1.00 1.36 1.42

Past Performance:
The J. M. Smucker 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)

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