Intermolecular Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Intermolecular (NASDAQ:IMI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. Intermolecular Inc. has developed a proprietary approach to accelerate research and development, innovation and time-to-market for the semiconductor and clean-energy industries. The Company currently targets the semiconductor and emerging clean-energy markets, including DRAM, flash memory, complex logic, flat glass, solar cells, LEDs and other energy-efficient technologies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.01 per share on revenues of $16.54 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 $0.05 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.06, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 23 27 43 54 67
Diluted EPS ($) NA NA -2.86 -3.99 -0.02

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 16.51 16.49 17.44 17.43
Diluted EPS ($) -0.02 0.00 0.01 -0.03

Past Performance:
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)