Electronics For Imaging, Inc. First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, April 19, 2012. 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 profit of 19 cents per share, a decline of 20.8% from the company’s actual earnings in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 20 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 19 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 89 cents per share, a rise of 12.7% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported profit of 30 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 28 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 17 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $154.8 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock, with four analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and none rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 42.6% to $11.5 million (24 cents a share) from $8 million (17 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 12.4% to $163.1 million from $145 million.

Key Stats:

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 17.9% over the last four quarters.

Stock Price Performance: Between January 18, 2012 and April 13, 2012, the stock price rose $1.77 (11.2%), from $15.80 to $17.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 19, 2012 and February 3, 2012, when shares rose for 12 straight days, increasing 13.5% (+$2.11) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 7.7% (-$1.40) over that span.

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

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