DTS Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Dts (NASDAQ:DTSI) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. DTS, Inc. is a provider of digital multi-channel audio technology, products, and services for entertainment markets worldwide. The Company uses the technology in more than two speakers at once, targeted toward motion picture, home theater, and other consumer markets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dts Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.14 per share on revenues of $29.86 million.

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 $0.18 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.03, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 60.24 77.72 87.10 96.92 100.65
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 0.60 0.90 1.04 -0.91

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 ($) in millions 29.01 26.88 21.75 22.24 29.78
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4164 0.24 -0.05 -1.04 -0.0055

Past Performance:
Dts 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)