Consumer Products

Earnings Previews For Friday (BEAM, CLX, EL, SPG, TSN)

We have noted that this week should be the climax of the companies reporting earnings which have a calendar or quarterly year-end in December.  Still, some reports are still coming this week and next week and we have a few earnings that investors and speculators will want to watch out for on Friday.

We are tracking and previewing earnings reports due in shares of Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM); Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX); Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL); Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG); and Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN).  We have included estimates from Thomson Reuters and added color in on each.

Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) is set to report Friday morning and estimates are $0.67 EPS and $653.36 million in sales.  This one has been a bit difficult for many investors to predict since the reorganization last year but shares have recovered some 15% since October.

Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) is due to report and estimates are $0.69 EPS and $1.2 billion in sales.  For just how relevant this one is, it is not even 10% of the size of P&G when it comes to revenues. This one remains expensive in valuation and its dividend yield is about 3.3%.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL) is still close to a 52-week high, so investors need to watch closely here.  Estimates are $1.01 EPS and $2.75 billion in sales. That is a lot of beauty products. Unfortunately, this one has a dividend yield of less than 1%.

Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) Is expected to report $1.90 EPS on $1.16 billion in sales.  Keep in mind that REITs are FFO rather than EPS.  The stock trades at a premium to peers for its premium shopping mall properties.  The dividend yield here is only about 2.6% and shares hit a new year and all-time high on Thursday.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report $0.34 EPS on $8.3 billion in sales.  Next quarter  estimates are $0.45 EPS and $8.5 billion in sales.  At $18.60, its 52-week range is $15.60 to $21.06 and its dividend yield does not even hit 1% currently.

JON C. OGG

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