Littelfuse Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Littelfuse, Inc. manufactures and sells fuses and other circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and general industrial markets. The Company also makes relays, switches, circuit breakers, and indicator lights. Littelfuse sells its products around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Littelfuse Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.94 per share on revenues of $169.52 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.57.

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 $1.09 to a profit $1.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.15, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 530.87 430.15 608.02 664.96 667.91
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.43 3.52 3.90 3.40

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 ($) in millions 147.19 160.58 175.85 172.69 158.79
Diluted EPS ($) 0.6990 0.81 1.07 1.08 0.4428

Past Performance:
Littelfuse has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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