Fuel Systems Solutions: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 8th. Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. provides advanced alternative fuel systems technology and components for internal combustion engines. The Company’s products enable these engines to function using environmentally friendly gaseous fuels such as propane, natural gas, and biogas. Fuel Systems is a supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Fuel Systems Solutions Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.04 per share on revenues of $96.30 million.

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 $0.16 to a profit $0.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Fuel Systems Solutions has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 382.70 452.32 430.63 418.13 393.95
Diluted EPS ($) 1.48 2.95 2.23 0.26 -0.78

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 ($) in millions 110.96 97.39 108.95 89.56 98.04
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0705 -0.06 0.36 -0.03 -1.047

Past Performance:
Fuel Systems Solutions has beat analyst estimates 2 times 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)