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Patterson Companies, Inc. operates as a distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian, and rehabilitation supply markets in North America. The company was founded in 1877 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Recent Price: $27.77
52 Week High: $36.93
52 Week Low: $24.88
Book Value: $12.89
On average, 11 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.09 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.53. Investors will be looking to top $0.44 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.41 and $0.47 per share.
The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 14.8 The forward P/E ratio is 14.2.
In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -14.84 %, in the last quarter, it has returned -10.69%, with a one year change of 1.94%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 0.33% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -4.58% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year to date difference is 0.43% vs. the S&P 500 price change.
Revenue year-over-year has increased to $3.42 billion for 2011 vs. $3.24 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $225.39 million for 2011 vs. $212.25 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $376.01 million for 2011 vs. $355.29 million for 2010.
Revenue growth is at an annual rate of 5.56%.
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Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).
|Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year||Revenue Estimates||Actual||$ Difference||Difference %|
|Apr-11||$ 844.96 M||$ 883.82 M||$ 38.86 M||4.6%|
|Jan-11||$ 833.10 M||$ 824.65 M||$ -8.45 M||-1.01%|
|Oct-10||$ 845.90 M||$ 857.41 M||$ 11.51 M||1.36%|
|Jul-10||$ 858.64 M||$ 849.79 M||$ -8.85 M||-1.03%|
|Apr-10||$ 816.75 M||$ 812.76 M||$ -3.99 M||-0.49%|
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
|Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year||Estimate||Actual||Difference||Difference %|
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