KVH Industries: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Kvh Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. KVH Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, navigation, and direction sensing through the use of its proprietary in-motion satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. KVH serves multiple markets, including military navigation/stabilization and mobile satellite communications for vessels, RV’s and automobiles.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kvh Industries Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.12 per share on revenues of $38.65 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 54.50.

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 $0.21 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.43, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 82.40 89.06 112.24 112.54 137.11
Diluted EPS ($) 0.21 -0.01 0.56 0.06 0.24

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 ($) in millions 31.93 26.73 32.02 38.82 39.54
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1017 -0.09 0.03 0.12 0.1819

Past Performance:
Kvh Industries 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)