Last quarter Mosaic (MOS) missed analysts' estimates, but it gets a a chance to make up for it when it announces earnings on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Mosaic to come in with earnings of $1.15 per share on revenues of $2.54 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from 94 cents per share to $1.37 per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.13.

Last Quarter's Results

In the third quarter, profit fell 49.6% to $273.3 million (64 cents a share) from $542.1 million ($1.21 a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 1.1% to $2.19 billion from $2.21 billion.

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as 12 analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Company Fundamental Trends
While last quarter's drop snapped a string of revenue increases, the company will look to right itself during the upcoming earnings period. Revenue rose 53.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 40.9% in the first quarter and 12.7%in the second quarter before dropping in the third quarter. After negative results the last two quarters, the company has a chance to recover during the upcoming earnings period. Net income fell 39.2% during the second quarter and yet again in the third quarter.

Summary

Reporting Period: 4Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 before market open

EPS: $1.15

Revenue Estimate: $2.54 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)