Netlist Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, March 28th. Netlist, Inc. develops and manufactures computer memory subsystems. The Company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers for use in servers and the high performance computing and communications markets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Netlist Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.11 per share on revenues of $5.70 million.

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 $0.07 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.4, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 100.06 67.01 18.47 37.85 60.72
Diluted EPS ($) -0.38 -0.77 -0.65 -0.64 -0.22

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 ($) in millions 16.35 16.38 13.97 10.55 6.39
Diluted EPS ($) -0.04 -0.01 -0.04 -0.14 -0.17

Past Performance:
Netlist has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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