CLARCOR Earnings Preview

Watch CLARCOR's (NYS: CLC) earnings report to see whether it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday. Clarcor conducts its business in three industry segments: engine and mobile filtration, industrial and environmental filtration, and packaging.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on CLARCOR while the remaining half rate the stock as a buy. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.

  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $296.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.7% from the year-ago quarter.

  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.66 per share. Estimates range from $0.64 to $0.68.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 82.6% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 79.7% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools have embraced CLARCOR, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 39 posts in the past 30 days. CLARCOR's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

CLARCOR's profit has risen year over year by an average of 33.8% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.






Gross Margin





Operating Margin





Net Margin





We can help you keep tabs on your companies with My Watchlist, our free, personalized service. Add CLARCOR now.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

At the time thisarticle was published

Copyright © 1995 - 2011 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.