Earnings Preview: Mosaic Reports Q1 Results Wednesday

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The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is due to report Q1 2012 earnings after the closing bell on September 28, 2011.

MOS trades an average of 5.8 million shares per day.

The Mosaic Company engages in the production and marketing of concentrated phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. As of May 25, 2011, The Mosaic Company operates independently of Cargill, Incorporated.

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Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.46 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.81. The number to beat is $1.27 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $1.07 and $1.44 per share.

The current trailing-twelve-month (ttm) P/E ratio is 11.8 The forward P/E ratio is 11.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $9.94 billion for 2011 vs. $6.76 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $2.51 billion for 2011 vs. $827.10 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $2.66 billion for 2011 vs. $1.27 billion for 2010.

Differences are rounded. Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

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

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