Alliance Fiber Optic Products Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ:AFOP) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 23rd. Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of high performance fiber optic components and modular solutions for leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers. The Company offers a broad product line of passive optical components including interconnect systems and couplers and splitters.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Alliance Fiber Optic Products Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.21 per share on revenues of $12.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.11.

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 $0.25 to a profit $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.99, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Alliance Fiber Optic Products has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 38.75 29.83 45.41 42.02 46.61
Diluted EPS ($) 0.50 0.17 0.69 0.49 1.08

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 10.14 10.54 11.53 12.39 12.16
Diluted EPS ($) 0.08 0.10 0.14 0.21 0.63

Past Performance:
Alliance Fiber Optic Products has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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