Agilent Technologies Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, August 14th. Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. The Company’s operations include electronic measurement, bio-analytical measurement, semiconductor and board testing.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Agilent Technologies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.62 per share on revenues of $1.64 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.05.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.84 to a profit $0.76. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.78, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Agilent Technologies has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,774 4,481 5,444 6,615 6,858
Diluted EPS ($) 1.87 -0.09 1.77 2.85 3.27

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,733.00 1,723.00 1,767.00 1,680.00 1,732.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.72 0.69 1.20 0.51 0.48

Past Performance:
Agilent Technologies has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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