Church & Dwight (CHD) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Monday, February 5th. Church & Dwight has set its FY17 guidance at ~$1.92 EPS.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.32% and a return on equity of 24.82%. The company had revenue of $967.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $937.20 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Church & Dwight to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Church & Dwight (CHD) opened at $49.11 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $12,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.70. Church & Dwight has a fifty-two week low of $43.21 and a fifty-two week high of $54.18.

Church & Dwight announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of analysts have recently commented on CHD shares. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $49.00 to $46.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays cut their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.

In other Church & Dwight news, CEO Matthew Farrell purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $43.83 per share, for a total transaction of $219,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 103,685 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,544,513.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Richard A. Dierker purchased 1,146 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $43.66 per share, for a total transaction of $50,034.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 6,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $279,904.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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Church & Dwight Company Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

Earnings History for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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