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

PCTEL (NASDAQ:PCTI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, March 28th. PC-Tel, Inc. develops and supplies software based connectivity solutions. The Company’s solutions enable Internet access and other communications applications through existing analog and emerging broadband networks. PC-Tel’s communications products are designed to enable Internet access and other communication applications through desktop PCs, notebook computers, and Internet appliances.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to PCTEL Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.13 per share on revenues of $26.79 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 profit of $0.07 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.34, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 69.89 76.93 56.00 69.25 76.84
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 1.99 -0.26 -0.20 0.01

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 ($) in millions 19.49 20.01 17.16 19.99 25.85
Diluted EPS ($) 0.02 0.03 -0.05 -0.02 0.02

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)