Aruba Networks Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 16th. Aruba Networks Inc. provides enterprise mobility solutions that enables secure access to data, voice and video applications across wireless and wireline enterprise networks.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Aruba Networks Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $160.48 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 297.24.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.22 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.82, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Aruba Networks has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 178.26 199.26 266.53 396.51 516.77
Diluted EPS ($) -0.22 -0.28 -0.38 0.60 -0.08

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

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 126.28 131.89 139.25 144.48 155.36
Diluted EPS ($) -0.11 0.05 -0.0273 -0.01 0.04

Past Performance:
Aruba Networks has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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