Cogo Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Cogo Group (NASDAQ:COGO) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 15th. Cogo Group Inc. provides design solutions to telecom equipment, mobile device, and consumer electronic manufacturers in China.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cogo Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $185.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.14.

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 $0.13 to a profit $0.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.57, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Cogo Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 287.61 307.49 391.62 563.39 783.78
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3552 0.3124 0.4446 -0.6689 0.1058

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 ($) in millions 169.10 169.12 192.73 215.84 198.51
Diluted EPS ($) -0.9916 0.0349 0.0488 0.0143 0.0067

Past Performance:
Cogo Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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