FEI Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. FEI Company designs, manufactures, and sells products based on focused charged particle beam technology. The Company’s products include focused ion beam workstations, transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, and components. The products are sold primarily to manufacturers of integrated circuits and life science and material science customers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Fei Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $220.89 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.87.

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 $0.76 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.11, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 599.18 577.34 634.22 826.43 891.74
Diluted EPS ($) 0.48 0.60 1.34 2.51 2.80

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 ($) in millions 212.99 217.56 221.45 221.78 230.95
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7037 0.63 0.74 0.71 0.7099

Past Performance:
Fei has beat analyst estimates 4 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)