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  • walk57 walk57 Feb 14, 2013 10:33 AM Flag

    Recent DF Guidance History

    While the future is always uncertain, the past isn't. DF's recent guidance history, at least since I've been following them back in November 2010, has been very conservative. I emphasize very.

    Rewind to about a year ago. At the 4Q 2011 DF CC, CEO Gregg Engles had this forecast for full year 2012 EPS:

    "Weighing all of these factors, we expect adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of between 13% and 24% or adjusted diluted earnings of between $0.87 and $0.95 per share."

    DF finished 2012 with an actual EPS of $1.40/share.

    While the past is not always indicative of future results, its worth keeping in mind the conservative nature of DF's full year EPS forecasts.

 
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