Exar Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Exar (NASDAQ:EXAR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Exar Corporation designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in communications and video and imaging products. The Company also produces digital integrated circuits in communications products, as well as general purpose analog integrated circuits.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Exar Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $31.62 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.1 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.27, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 89.74 115.12 134.88 146.00 130.57
Diluted EPS ($) -4.55 -1.70 -0.64 -0.81 -0.64

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 ($) in millions 29.68 27.79 29.25 30.62 31.00
Diluted EPS ($) -0.11 -0.4791 -0.01 0.01 0.03

Past Performance:
Exar 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)