JDS Uniphase Corp First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. JDS Uniphase provides communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for cable operators, telecommunications service providers and network equipment manufacturers.

JDS Uniphase Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 2 cents, coming in at profit of 16 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company also missed expectations.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 0.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $415.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: seven out of 12 analysts surveyed (58.3%) have a buy rating on JDS Uniphase.. This is below the mean analyst rating of 10 competitors, which average 63.1% buy ratings.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose more than sixfold to $9.3 million (4 cents a share) from $1.5 million (one cent a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 20.7% to $471.8 million from $390.9 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 32.9%, with the biggest boost coming in the second quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 38.1% from the year earlier quarter.

Competitors to Watch: EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering (NASDAQ:EXFO), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR), Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA), Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR), Tollgrade Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLGD), Oplink Communications, Inc (NASDAQ:OPLK), Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A), and RiT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:RITT).

Stock Price Performance: During August 30, 2011 to October 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.82 (-21%) from $13.44 to $10.62. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 25, 2011 and February 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 41% (+$6.62) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 14.8% (-$2) over that span. Shares are down $3.86 (-26.7%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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