Updated from 3:23 p.m. ET to reflect the warning from Crocs after Monday's closing bell.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Although the majority of companies manage to beat the consensus earnings view, either because estimates have come down following a warning or else analysts historically set the bar pretty low, it still doesn't hurt to know which companies have a history of knocking the ball out of the park. To that end, Birinyi Associates ran a screen to find out which names have been the most consistent over the past nine years. The firm found 14 companies that have managed to top the average analysts' earnings estimate more than 90% of the time. The list is a mix of steady performers, including two Dow Jones Industrial Average components, and momentum names that cuts across industries. Tops on the list is Apple ( AAPL), which has come in ahead of consensus 94% of the time, falling short in just two quarters since 2002. Apple is reporting its fiscal fourth-quarter results after Tuesday's closing bell, and has topped the average estimate by an average of 21% over the past four quarters. Dow component United Technologies ( UTX), reporting before Wednesday's opening bell, and insurer Chubb ( CB) matched Apple's 94% beat rate. Chubb's average upside surprise is a healthy 15% over the past quarters, while United Technologies is running things a bit tighter, beating by an average of 2.5% in the past year. Chubb is slated to report its quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell. Two companies have beat the Wall Street view 93% of the time, Visa ( V), and lululemon athletica ( LULU). Their average upside surprise percentages over the past four quarters are 5% and 22% respectively. Despite pulling back 18% since hitting a 52-week high of $64.49 on July 20, lululemon shares are still up more than 130% in the past year. The company's third quarter runs through the end of October, so lululemon's results won't hit the wires until Dec. 9. Visa reports its fiscal fourth-quarter results after the close on Oct. 26, and the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters is for a profit of $1.25 a share on revenue of $2.4 billion. The next eight companies have beaten the consensus view 92% of the time since 2002: Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), Priceline.com ( PCLN), Dow component Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ), Netflix ( NFLX), National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), Lockheed Martin ( LMT), General Dynamics ( GD), and Mastercard ( MA).