JA Solar Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

JA Solar Holdings Co. (NASDAQ:JASO) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, May 20th. JA Solar Holdings Company, Ltd. manufactures solar cells. The Company sells its products principally to solar module manufacturers, which assemble and integrate its products into modules and systems.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ja Solar Holdings Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-1.20 per share on revenues of $228.97 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 loss of $0.95 to a loss $0.97. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $3.75, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ja Solar Holdings Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 801.13 554.27 1,779 1,701 1,077
Diluted EPS ($) -1.695 -0.8801 8.023 -2.679 -6.835

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 ($) in millions 308.40 254.08 284.18 260.22 267.68
Diluted EPS ($) -1.939 -1.015 -1.840 -1.515 -2.413

Past Performance:
Ja Solar Holdings Co. has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)