Sequenom Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Sequenom (NASDAQ:SQNM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 9th. Sequenom Inc. is a molecular diagnostic testing and genetics analysis company. The Company provides services, diagnostic testing, applications and genetic analysis products. Sequenom’s products translate the results of genomic science into solutions for biomedical research, translational research, molecular medicine applications, and agricultural, livestock, and other areas of research.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sequenom Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.24 per share on revenues of $38.47 million.

Analyst Trends:

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 loss of $0.18 to a loss $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.79, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 47.15 37.86 47.46 55.91 89.70
Diluted EPS ($) -0.83 -1.16 -1.69 -0.75 -1.03

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 ($) in millions 15.48 14.92 18.25 22.85 33.67
Diluted EPS ($) -0.2230 -0.22 -0.26 -0.26 -0.2851

Past Performance:
Sequenom has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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