Analyst Estimates for PotashCorp’s 4Q16 Earnings per Share



PotashCorp’s EPS

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.

4Q16 EPS

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.

EPS forecasts for peers

In the next 12 months, analysts are estimating a 25.0% fall in Mosaic’s (MOS) EPS to $0.80. For Agrium (AGU), analysts estimate EPS to fall 8.0% to $5.16. EPS for CF Industries (CF) is estimated to fall a steep 83.0% to $0.27.

Next, let’s look at capital expenditure estimates for PotashCorp.

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