Bel Fuse Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 1st. Bel Fuse Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells products used in networking, telecommunication, data transmission, and automotive and consumer electronics. The Company’s products include magnetic components, fuses, delay lines, and thick film hybrids. Bel Fuse operates facilities around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bel Fuse Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.14 per share on revenues of $67.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 74.66.

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 $0.27 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.97, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Bel Fuse has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 258.35 182.75 302.54 295.12 286.59
Diluted EPS ($) -1.27 -0.72 1.17 0.32 0.20

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 ($) in millions 68.64 65.56 73.22 76.06 71.75
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0069 0.07 0.12 0.42 -0.2175

Past Performance:
Bel Fuse 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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