Newmarket Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Newmarket (NYSE:NEU) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. NewMarket Corporation develops, manufactures, and blends fuel and lubricant additives marketed worldwide to refiners and others who sell petroleum products. The Company’s products are used in transportation and industrial equipment.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Newmarket Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $4.82 per share on revenues of $574.82 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.39.

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 $5.21 to a profit $5.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $18.49, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,617 1,530 1,797 2,150 2,223
Diluted EPS ($) 4.75 10.65 12.09 15.09 17.85

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 ($) in millions 505.56 562.68 590.41 554.04 516.18
Diluted EPS ($) 2.53 4.96 4.12 4.83 3.94

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

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