Sensata Technologies Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Buying Shares Now

Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 6.02%.

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Sensata Technologies Holding NV Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 2.04% to $0.48 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.49 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 4.39% to $470.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Sensata Technologies Holding NV reported adjusted EPS income of $0.48 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.46. It beat the average revenue estimate of $462.06 million.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased with our results for the first quarter as we delivered Net revenue and Adjusted net income1 per diluted share at or above the high end of our guidance for the quarter,” said Martha Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The global end markets continue to be dynamic and while there are a number of unknown risks that may impact our full year financial performance, we remain confident in our original financial guidance for 2013.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 5.62% from $445.36 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 2.13% from $0.47 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.58 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.24 to a profit of $2.13 over the last ninety days.

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