Monolithic Power Systems Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. Monolithic Power Systems is a high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company. The company designs, develops, and markets proprietary, advanced analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for large and high growth markets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Monolithic Power Systems Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $51.03 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 49.40.

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 profit of $0.23 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Monolithic Power Systems has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 160.51 165.01 218.84 196.52 213.81
Diluted EPS ($) 0.67 0.54 0.78 0.38 0.43

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 ($) in millions 47.46 50.48 58.61 56.51 48.21
Diluted EPS ($) 0.07 0.08 0.18 0.16 0.01

Past Performance:
Monolithic Power Systems 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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