Power Integrations Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops, and markets analog integrated circuits for use in alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) power conversion. The Company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the cellular telephone, consumer electronics, personal computer, and industrial electronics industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Power Integrations Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.48 per share on revenues of $79.57 million.

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 $0.48 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.1, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 201.71 215.70 299.80 298.74 305.37
Diluted EPS ($) 0.06 0.82 1.67 1.14 -1.20

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 ($) in millions 66.73 71.77 76.38 78.04 79.17
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2161 0.25 -0.25 -1.54 0.3376

Past Performance:
Power Integrations 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)