Fairchild Semiconductor International Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE:FCS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., is a global supplier of high performance products that minimize, convert, manage and distribute power for multiple end markets. The Company’s focus is on developing power and interface solutions for a broad range of electronic devices. Fairchild Semiconductor components are used in computing, communications, and other applications.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Fairchild Semiconductor International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $365.82 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 81.19.

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 $0.21 to a profit $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.47, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Fairchild Semiconductor International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,574 1,188 1,600 1,589 1,406
Diluted EPS ($) -1.35 -0.49 1.20 1.12 0.19

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 361.50 358.80 333.40 343.20
Diluted EPS ($) 0.09 0.19 -0.11 0.00

Past Performance:
Fairchild Semiconductor International has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)