NuVasive Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. NuVasive, Inc. designs, develops, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The Company’s products include Maximum Access Surgery (NYSE:MAS) and Fusion products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nuvasive Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.22 per share on revenues of $157.44 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 294.57.

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 profit of $0.23 to a profit $0.25. 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 Nuvasive has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 250.08 370.34 478.24 540.51 620.26
Diluted EPS ($) -0.77 0.15 1.85 -1.73 0.07

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 ($) in millions 150.19 151.69 154.42 148.39 165.75
Diluted EPS ($) -0.2379 0.02 0.06 0.05 -0.0629

Past Performance:
Nuvasive 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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