Jinpan International: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Jinpan International (NASDAQ:JST) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, August 14th. Jinpan International Limited (Jinpan) designs and manufactures cast resin transformers for voltage distribution equipment. The Company markets its products under the JST trademark.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Jinpan International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $60.20 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.78.

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 $0.29 to a profit $0.26. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.85, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 154 159 144 219 211
Diluted EPS ($) 1.22 3.56 0.81 1.45 0.84

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 ($) in millions 55.53 58.83 53.42 35.17
Diluted EPS ($) 0.14 0.23 0.23 0.07

Past Performance:
Jinpan International 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)