Netlist: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, August 13th. 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 $-0.12 per share on revenues of $6.25 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.11 to a loss $0.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.45, 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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 67 18 38 61 37
Diluted EPS ($) -0.77 -0.65 -0.64 -0.22 -0.50

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 10.55 6.39 5.96 5.96
Diluted EPS ($) -0.14 -0.17 -0.14 -0.10

Past Performance:
Netlist has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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