Huntsman Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

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Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Huntsman Corporation manufactures differentiated and commodity chemical products. The Company markets a broad range of chemical products and formulations to a diversified group of consumer and industrial customers. Huntsman’s products are used in a range of applications, including those in adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, and consumer products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Huntsman Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $2.71 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.23.

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 $0.53 to a profit $0.48. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.66, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 10,220 7,665 9,250 11,220 11,190
Diluted EPS ($) 2.60 0.48 0.11 1.02 1.51

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,632 2,913 2,914 2,741 2,619
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4393 0.68 0.52 0.48 -0.1679

Past Performance:
Huntsman 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)

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