The Valspar Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

The Valspar (NYSE:VAL) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 14th. The Valspar Corporation manufactures and distributes coatings, coating intermediates, and specialty chemical products. The Company manufactures products such as wood coatings, metal coatings, composites and glass coatings, polymers, resins, and dispersions products. Valspar distributes its products to customers in North America and other countries around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Valspar Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.91 per share on revenues of $1.05 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.63.

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 $1.13 to a profit $1.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.68, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,482 2,879 3,227 3,953 4,021
Diluted EPS ($) 1.38 1.49 2.20 -1.47 3.10

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

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 885.65 1,033 1,078 1,024 875.24
Diluted EPS ($) 0.58 0.80 0.92 0.7916 0.60

Past Performance:
The Valspar 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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