Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) Preview For Upcoming Quarterly Earnings
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results before the opening bell on February 07, 2012.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of household, personal care, and specialty products under various brand names in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1846 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. Church & Dwight Co. trades an average of 700,000 shares per day and has a marketcap of $6.5 Billion.
52 Week High: $47.00
52 Week Low: $33.83
Book Value: $14.51
Float Short: 2.64%
On average, 13 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.03 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.54. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.51 per share . Analyst estimates range between $0.49 and $0.52 per share.
The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 21.5. The forward P/E ratio is 18.83.
The stock has fallen in price -0.07% in the last month, and moving in price 31.87% from one year ago.
When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -4.99%.
Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $2.59 billion for 2010 vs. $2.52 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $270.72 million for 2010 vs. $243.53 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $444.95 million for 2010 vs. $412.89 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.
The short interest at relatively low at 2.64%%. Be sure to look over the chart below with the short interet in both total shares shorted and number of days to cover short interest based on daily volume. This will give you an idea of the trend.
Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.
Here is the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
The total short interest number of shares for CHD
The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for CHD
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