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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.



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 M0.24%
Feb-11$ 626.23 M$ 678.92 M$ 52.69 M8.41%
Nov-10$ 815.09 M$ 826.34 M$ 11.25 M1.38%
Aug-10$ 875.71 M$ 894.81 M$ 19.10 M2.18%
May-10$ 924.53 M$ 971.51 M$ 46.98 M5.08%

M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.



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Source: Earnings Preview: RPM International Inc. Reports Q1 Results Wednesday