Entropic Communications Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Entropic Communications, Inc. designs, develops and outsources the manufacture of, semiconductors. The Company markets semiconductors that enable the home networking of digital entertainment over existing coaxial cable.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Entropic Communications Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.00 per share on revenues of $75.07 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 81.40.

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 $0.08 to a profit $0.01. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.14, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 146.03 116.30 210.24 240.63 321.68
Diluted EPS ($) -2.01 -0.19 0.82 0.30 0.05

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 ($) in millions 56.17 59.10 83.05 89.82 89.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0261 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.0005

Past Performance:
Entropic Communications 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)