Electronics For Imaging Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Electronics For Imaging deals in color digital print controllers, super-wide format printers, and inks and print management solutions.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 27 cents per share, a decline of 10% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 20 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 27 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 16.5% compared to last year’s 92 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of 39 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 20 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by one cent.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose more than twofold to $13.4 million (28 cents a share) from $6.1 million (13 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.6% to $154.1 million from $147.3 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 3.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $168.6 million.

Analyst Ratings: With four analysts rating the stock a buy, none rating it a sell and none rating the stock a hold, there are indications of a bullish stance by analysts.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 12.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 14.3% in the first quarter and 16.1% in the second quarter before increasing again in the third quarter.

After experiencing income increases the last two quarters, the company is hoping to keep the momentum going with this earnings announcement. In the second quarter, profit rose 93.8% before increasing in the third quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 2.86 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)