Silicon Laboratories Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. Silicon Laboratories Inc. designs and develops analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (NYSE:ICS) for the wireless, wireline, and optical communications industries. Mixed-signal ICs are electronic components that process both digital signals and real-world analog signals, such as sound and radio waves.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Silicon Laboratories Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.55 per share on revenues of $143.82 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.64.

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 profit of $0.56 to a profit $0.55. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.35, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 415.63 441.02 493.34 491.62 563.29
Diluted EPS ($) 0.67 1.57 1.57 0.79 1.47

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 ($) in millions 126.69 125.70 135.67 149.46 152.46
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.33 0.47 0.24 0.43

Past Performance:
Silicon Laboratories 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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