Dolby Laboratories Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Dolby Laboratories Inc. develops audio signal processing systems for the motion picture, broadcasting, and music recording industries, as well as the consumer market.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dolby Laboratories Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.57 per share on revenues of $246.63 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.70.
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 $0.41 to a profit $0.36. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.89, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Dolby Laboratories has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||640.23||719.50||922.71||955.50||926.26|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.74||2.11||2.46||2.75||2.46|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||234.18||260.26||207.87||223.96||236.60|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.67||0.81||0.48||0.50||0.50|
Dolby Laboratories 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)