Benchmark Electronics Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides contract electronics manufacturing and design services. The Company serves original equipment manufacturers of medical devices, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunications equipment. Benchmark also offers product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping and test development services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Benchmark Electronics Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.27 per share on revenues of $573.39 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.01.

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 $0.29 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.11, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Benchmark Electronics has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,590 2,089 2,402 2,253 2,468
Diluted EPS ($) -2.02 0.83 1.29 0.87 1.00

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 630.03 610.77 633.93 542.44
Diluted EPS ($) 0.24 0.34 0.33 0.21

Past Performance:
Benchmark Electronics 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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