Polo Ralph Lauren Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 23rd. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings. The Company’s products are sold under a wide range of brands. Polo’s operations include Wholesale, Retail and Licensing.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Polo Ralph Lauren Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.30 per share on revenues of $1.70 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.59.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $2.35 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $8.03, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Polo Ralph Lauren has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,019 4,979 5,660 6,860
Diluted EPS ($) 4.01 4.73 5.75 7.13

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

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,579.50 1,551.40 1,815.40 1,795.90
Diluted EPS ($) 0.99 2.03 2.29 2.31

Past Performance:
Polo Ralph Lauren 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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