The Procter & Gamble Company First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Procter & Gamble sells and markets consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet supplies in more than 180 countries.

The Procter & Gamble Company Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.03 per share, a rise of 1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.15. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.03 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.21 per share, a rise of 7.1% from last year.

Last quarter, the company came in at net income of 84 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 82 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by one cent.

Investing Insights: Amazon.com has a Stock Chart Technical Analysts Dream About.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 7.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $21.55 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 17 analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and five rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 14.9% to $2.51 billion (84 cents a share) from $2.19 billion (72 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 10.2% to $20.86 billion from $18.93 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 5.5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 1.5% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 1.6% in the first quarter of the last fiscal year.

The company has seen net income rise in two straight quarters. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 11.1%.

Competitors to Watch: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NASDAQ:TEVA), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), and Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP).

Stock Price Performance: During September 23, 2011 to October 21, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.51 (9.1%) from $60.75 to $66.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 5.9% (+$3.66) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 11-straight days, falling 7.6% (-$4.87) over that span. Shares are up $3.95 (+6.3%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

Investing Insights: Amazon.com has a Stock Chart Technical Analysts Dream About.