Kemet: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Kemet (NYSE:KEM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. KEMET Corporation manufactures and sells solid tantalum and multilayer ceramic capacitors. The Company’s products are used in a wide variety of electronic applications, including communication systems, data processing equipment, personal computers, and military and aerospace systems. KEMET markets its capacitors to original equipment manufacturers around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kemet Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.08 per share on revenues of $201.57 million.

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 $0.03 to a profit $0.04. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.46, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 850.12 804.38 736.34 1,018 984.83
Diluted EPS ($) -0.6300 -10.62 -2.57 1.22 0.13

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 ($) in millions 218.80 210.67 223.63 215.99 200.30
Diluted EPS ($) -0.62 -0.2622 -0.40 -0.55 -0.32

Past Performance:
Kemet has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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