PotashCorp’s (POT) EPS (earnings per share) has come under pressure due to the reasons we’ve looked at so far in this series. Over the past 16 quarters, or four years, POT’s EPS has fallen an average of 25.0% year-over-year. In the last 12 months alone, its EPS has fallen 63.0% year-over-year.
For PotashCorp’s upcoming 4Q16 results, Wall Street analysts are estimating adjusted EPS of $0.09 compared to $0.24. That would be a 63.0% fall in earnings year-over-year. For the next 12 months, analysts are estimating EPS of $0.51 compared to $0.68, a fall of 25.0%.
A fall in EPS shows that PotashCorp hasn’t hit bottom yet. But does that extend to other companies in the industry (SOIL)? Let’s see how some of those companies are expected to perform.