WR Grace & Co. Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. W.R. Grace & Co. supplies specialty chemical, construction, and container products. The Company’s customers include the food, consumer products, petroleum refinery, and construction industries. W.R. Grace’s businesses focus on catalysts and silica products, construction products, and container products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to W.r. Grace & Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.09 per share on revenues of $820.35 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 75.74.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.19 to a profit $1.16. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.26, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how W.r. Grace & has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,317 2,825 2,675 3,212 3,156
Diluted EPS ($) 1.68 0.98 2.78 3.57 1.23

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 826.70 776.60 797.80 709.90
Diluted EPS ($) 0.90 0.99 -1.48 0.69

Past Performance:
W.r. Grace & has beat analyst estimates 4 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)