Given Imaging: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Given Imaging (NASDAQ:GIVN) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Given Imaging Ltd. has developed the Given imaging diagnostic system. The Company’s product is a proprietary wireless imaging system that allows a medical professional to examine the gastrointestinal tract. Given’s system uses a miniaturized video camera contained in a capsule that is ingested by the patient and delivers color images in a painless and noninvasive manner.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Given Imaging Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.13 per share on revenues of $44.63 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 35.33.

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 profit of $0.17 to a profit $0.21. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.77, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 125.11 141.76 157.81 177.96 180.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.13 0.47 0.28 0.39 0.45

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 ($) in millions 48.48 41.84 44.51 45.40 48.75
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1808 0.01 0.10 0.19 0.1602

Past Performance:
Given Imaging has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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