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ROFIN-SINAR (RSTI) earnings continue to bulge, with analysts expecting them to nearly double this year.

This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) also has a great history of beating expectations and is on a clear path higher.

Company Description

ROFIN-SINAR makes industrial lasers for more than 4,000 customers around the world.

Estimates Soaring

Back in early December ROFIN-SINAR was featured as a Zacks Rank buy and looked good. Since then the full-year earnings estimates have swelled even further.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2011 is now $2.07, up from $1.58 since the original feature. Next year's forecasts are averaging $2.42, up from $1.99. Those levels mean analysts expect EPS to grow 99% this year and another 17% next year.

Another Earnings Surprise

ROFIN-SINAR's latest quarterly surprise came on Feb 3 and was the company's fifth consecutive quarter of estimate-topping results. Earnings per share came in at $0.51, which was 6 cents better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate was calling for.

Net sales for the period were up 48%, to $137.1 million. The bulging top line led to a 315% jump in net income, to $14.9 million.

RSTI's CEO went on to say, "We believe that the recovering global macroeconomic climate and our backlog, which is one of the highest in our Company's history, provide us with a solid basis for the upcoming quarter."

The Chart

Looking at the multi-colored lines below, each representing an annual consensus estimate, you can see the slow, but steady earnings recovery. Earnings expectations are growing both year over year, and throughout each year.

Read the December 3rd Feature Here


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