Fairchild Semiconductor International Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE:FCS) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Fairchild Semiconductor International is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling power analog, power discrete and certain non-power semiconductor solutions to a range of end market customers.

Fairchild Semiconductor International Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 32 cents per share, a decline of 23.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 42 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 32 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.42 per share, a decline of 6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 41 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 40 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 2.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $404.2 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Fairchild Semiconductor International with six of 11 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 2.5% to $44.9 million (34 cents a share) from $43.8 million (34 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 5.8% to $433.2 million from $409.6 million.

Key Stats:

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 92.5% in the first quarter and more than threefold in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 9.3% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 12.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 24.9% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN), National Semicond. Corp. (NYSE:NSM), Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN), Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ:ISIL), Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD), STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC), Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM), and Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE:ADI).

Stock Price Performance: During July 14, 2011 to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.51 (-27.2%) from $16.59 to $12.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 7, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 10.7% (+$1.49) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 12-straight days, falling 28.2% (-$4.83) over that span. Shares are down $3.53 (-22.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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