RPM International Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 4th. RPM International, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells various specialty chemical product lines. The Company’s product lines include specialty paints, protective coatings and roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance needs of both the industrial and consumer markets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to RPM International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.06 per share on revenues of $841.36 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.26.

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 $0.72 to a profit $0.7. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.82, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,644 3,368 3,413 3,382 3,777
Diluted EPS ($) 0.36 0.93 1.39 1.45 1.65

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

Quarter Nov. 30, 2011 Feb. 29, 2012 May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 916.08 773.64 1,102 1,047 1,017
Diluted EPS ($) 0.38 0.05 0.63 0.26 0.31

Past Performance:
RPM International 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)

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