Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Electronics For Imaging Inc. 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 11 cents per share, a rise of 1000% 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 9 cents. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 70 cents per share, a rise of 59.1% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 17 cents, reporting profit of 24 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 7 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $136.2 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 14.3% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $573.9 million for the year, a rise of 13.9% from last year’s revenue of $504 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Electronics For Imaging with three of five analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 28.4%, with the biggest boost coming in the second quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 32.2% from the year earlier quarter.

The company upped its gross margin by 3.2 percentage points in the in the first quarter. Revenue rose 26.4% while cost of sales rose 17.8% to $61.3 million from a year earlier.

Competitors to Watch: Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE:GRB), Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Sony (NYSE:SNE), Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRST), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and Duoyuan Printing, Inc. (NYSE:DYP).

Stock Price Performance: During June 16, 2011 to July 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.33 (8.4%) from $15.74 to $17.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 7.9% (+$1.03) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 12.7% (-$1.85) over that span. Shares are up $2.76 (+19.3%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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