International Flavors & Fragrances Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 7th. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. creates and manufactures flavor and fragrance products. The Company’s fragrance products are sold to manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and detergents, and its flavor products to manufacturers of prepared foods, beverages, dairy foods, pharmaceuticals, and confectionery products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to International Flavors & Fragrances Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.14 per share on revenues of $752.97 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.66.

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 $1.16 to a profit $1.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.41, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how International Flavors & Fragrances has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,389 2,326 2,623 2,788 2,821
Diluted EPS ($) 2.86 2.46 3.26 3.26 3.09

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 ($) in millions 644.38 710.62 721.32 708.96 680.56
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2989 0.99 1.08 0.20 0.8370

Past Performance:
International Flavors & Fragrances has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)