Earnings Preview: RPM International Inc. Reports Q1 Results Wednesday

Oct. 4.11 | About: RPM International (RPM)

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 5, 2011.

Overview
RPM trades an average of 1.2 million shares per day..

52 Week High: $26.00
52 Week Low: $17.20
Book Value: $9.67
Float Short: 1.45%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.04 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.54. A beat of $0.58 per share, will top the estimated per share earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.55 and $0.6 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 12.9 The forward P/E ratio is 11.3. The stock has moved higher in price 0.32% in the last month, with a one year change of -6.12%. Compared to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -5.94%.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has declined to $3.38 billion for 2011 vs. $3.41 billion for 2010. The bottom line has seen rising earnings year-over-year of $189.06 million for 2011 vs. $180.04 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $344.80 million for 2011 vs. $328.10 million for 2010.

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Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11 $ 979.41 M $ 981.77 M $ 2.36 M 0.24%
Feb-11 $ 626.23 M $ 678.92 M $ 52.69 M 8.41%
Nov-10 $ 815.09 M $ 826.34 M $ 11.25 M 1.38%
Aug-10 $ 875.71 M $ 894.81 M $ 19.10 M 2.18%
May-10 $ 924.53 M $ 971.51 M $ 46.98 M 5.08%
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M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)
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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

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