Donaldson Company, Inc ( DCI Quick Quote DCI - Free Report) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter fiscal 2023 (ended Jul 31, 2023) earnings numbers on Aug 29, before market open. The company has an impressive earnings surprise history. It trumped the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the preceding four quarters, while matching estimates in one. The average beat was 4.6%. Let’s see how things have shaped up for Donaldson’s fiscal fourth quarter. Factors to Note
Weakness in the Life Sciences segment due to continued disk drive market softness is likely to have weighed on Donaldson’s fiscal fourth-quarter performance. The adversity is likely to have been partly offset by the June 2023 acquisition of Univercells Technologies.
The escalating cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses, might have dented the company’s bottom line. Foreign currency headwinds are likely to have dented DCI’s top line. Nevertheless, the acquisitions of Isolere Bio and Purilogics are expected to have contributed to the top line. The Mobile Solutions segment is expected to have benefited from high levels of global equipment production in Off-Road and On-Road and pricing actions. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Mobile Solutions revenues indicates a 1.8% increase from the sequential quarter’s reported figure. Strength in the commercial aerospace industry and industrial gases’ part sales are expected to have aided the Industrial Solutions segment. The consensus mark for segmental revenues suggests an approximate 2% increase from the sequential quarter’s reported figure. Earnings Whispers
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Donaldson’s fiscal fourth quarter. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But this is not the case here, as you will see below. Earnings ESP: Donaldson has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% as both the Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate are pegged at 78 cents. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Zacks Rank: Donaldson currently carries a Zacks Rank #3. Highlights of Q3 Earnings
Donaldson’s third-quarter fiscal 2023 earnings of 76 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.7% and sales beat the same by 0.5%. The bottom line improved 13.4% from the year-ago fiscal quarter’s figure of 67 cents per share. Net sales of $875.7 million inched up 2.6% year over year.
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