FormFactor Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Formfactor (NASDAQ:FORM) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. FormFactor Inc, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced semiconductor wafer probe cards. The Company’s products are based on MicroSpring interconnect technology, which includes resilient spring-like contacts that are manufactured using micro-machining and scalable semiconductor-like wafer fabrication processes.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Formfactor Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.22 per share on revenues of $51.68 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a loss of $0.13 to a loss $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.33, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 210.19 135.34 188.56 169.32 178.54
Diluted EPS ($) -1.65 -3.15 -3.75 -1.31 -0.70

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 ($) in millions 30.22 34.81 54.81 41.26 47.65
Diluted EPS ($) -0.5403 -0.35 -0.08 -0.29 0.0114

Past Performance:
Formfactor 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)