Mosaic Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, January 4, 2013. The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry.

Mosaic Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 98 cents per share, a decline of 30% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.33. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from $1 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to remain level versus last year at $4.50.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after topping forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported net income of $1.01 per share against a mean estimate of $1.15. Two quarters ago, it beat expectations by 2 cents with profit of $1.19.

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