Juniper Networks Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 23rd. Juniper Networks, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure solutions for Internet service providers and other telecommunications service providers. The Company offers network infrastructure solutions that includes IP routing, Ethernet switching, security and application acceleration solutions.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Juniper Networks Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.21 per share on revenues of $1.07 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 49.49.

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 $0.26 to a profit $0.27. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.16, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,572 3,316 4,093 4,449 4,365
Diluted EPS ($) 0.93 0.22 1.15 0.79 0.35

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 ($) in millions 1,121 1,032 1,074 1,118 1,141
Diluted EPS ($) 0.18 0.03 0.11 0.03 0.18

Past Performance:
Juniper Networks has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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