Mattson Technology Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Mattson Technology (NASDAQ:MTSN) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets advanced fabrication equipment. The Company’s semiconductor process equipment is used in photoresist strip/etch, chemical vapor, deposition, epitaxial, and rapid thermal processing. Mattson maintains sales and supports centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Japan.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Mattson Technology Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.13 per share on revenues of $20.55 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 loss of $0.09 to a loss $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.17, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 133.55 42.75 138.34 184.95 126.53
Diluted EPS ($) -1.86 -1.35 -0.67 -0.32 -0.33

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 ($) in millions 41.69 50.50 34.88 20.40 20.74
Diluted EPS ($) -0.06 -0.02 -0.06 -0.10 -0.15

Past Performance:
Mattson Technology 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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