Pmc-sierra Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Pmc-sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. PMC-Sierra, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and supports semiconductor networking solutions. The Company’s products are used in the high speed transmission and networking systems which are used to restructure the global telecommunications and data communications infrastructure.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pmc-sierra Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $127.77 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 $0.09 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.42, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Pmc-sierra has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 525.08 496.14 635.08 654.30 531.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.57 0.20 0.38 0.34 -1.55

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 ($) in millions 152.55 132.09 137.76 131.72 129.42
Diluted EPS ($) 0.10 -0.41 0.12 -1.31 0.05

Past Performance:
Pmc-sierra 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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