Capstone Turbine Corp Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Capstone Turbine Corp (NASDAQ:CPST) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Capstone Turbine develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications.

Capstone Turbine Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 2 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 4 cents. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell in line with estimates last quarter after missing in the prior quarter. After falling short of the mean estimate by 9 cents in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company fell in line with expectations by reporting net loss of 3 cents last quarter.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 43% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $27.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with four analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and none rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the first quarter, the company swung to a loss of $2.9 million (one cent a share) from a profit of $392,000 (0 cents) a year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 51.3% to $24.3 million from $16.1 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 40.9%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 51.3% from the year earlier quarter.

Competitors to Watch: Ocean Power Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT), Broadwind Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN), Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC).

Stock Price Performance: During October 6, 2011 to November 3, 2011, the stock price had risen 4 cents (3.8%) from $1.06 to $1.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 14, 2011 and March 23, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 29.2% (+47 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 16.5% (-20 cents) over that span. Shares are up 14 cents (+14.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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