Metabolix Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Metabolix (NASDAQ:MBLX) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, March 26th. Metabolix, Inc. produces biobased, biodegradable, natural plastics and chemicals.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Metabolix Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.26 per share on revenues of $1.23 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.98.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a loss of $0.21 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.13, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 1.68 1.56 1.43 0.45 1.43
Diluted EPS ($) -1.27 -1.58 -1.62 -1.45 -1.24

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 0.47 0.44 39.32 0.92 0.67
Diluted EPS ($) -0.28 -0.27 0.84 -0.23 -0.23

Past Performance:
Metabolix 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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