Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I (NYSE:FSL) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I Ltd. provides embedded processing semiconductors and related solutions. The Company’s embedded processor products include microcontrollers, single- and multi-core microprocessors, applications processors and digital signal processors.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.09 per share on revenues of $966.13 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 $0.06 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.42, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,226 3,508 4,458 4,572 3,945
Diluted EPS ($) 3.81 -5.35 -1.82 -0.41

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 ($) in millions 1,013 950.00 1,029 1,009 957.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.08 -0.04 -0.14 -0.10 -0.13

Past Performance:
Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I 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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