Delphi Automotive Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 1st. Delphi Automotive PLC manufactures vehicle components. The Company produces electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety and thermal technology components for automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Delphi supplies original equipment manufacturers throughout the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Delphi Automotive Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.95 per share on revenues of $3.99 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.15.

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 $1.15 to a profit $1.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.24, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Delphi Automotive has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 11,760 13,820 16,040 15,520
Diluted EPS ($) 0.92 2.72 3.33

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 ($) in millions 3,900 4,092 3,997 3,663 3,767
Diluted EPS ($) 0.8860 1.04 1.01 0.84 0.4286

Past Performance:
Delphi Automotive 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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