For the last five quarters, Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) has exceeded analyst expectations. The company will try to continue the streak when it reports its latest earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Mead Johnson Nutrition to come in with earnings of 76 cents per share on revenues of $1 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 78 cents.

Stock Movement

The stock fell $5.14 per share between June 28, 2012 and June 29, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 22% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 15.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 13.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. Profit has increased by a year-over-year average of 10.9% for the last four quarters, as the company has experienced a string of success recently. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Mead Johnson Nutrition with six of 12 analysts rating it hold.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 12.4% to $164.2 million (80 cents a share) from $146.1 million (71 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 9.6% to $986.6 million from $899.8 million.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open

EPS: 76 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1 billion

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