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

Reald (NYSE:RLD) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, June 6th. RealD Inc. is a global licensor of stereoscopic (three-dimensional), or 3D, technologies. The Company licenses its Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also offers active and passive eyewear, and display and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Reald Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.19 per share on revenues of $42.97 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 5,173.33.

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 $0.1 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.27, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 40 150 246 247
Diluted EPS ($) -1.06 -2.09 -0.29 0.65

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

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 50.05 68.18 54.99 46.94
Diluted EPS ($) 0.10 0.05 -0.08 -0.08

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

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