Solta Medical Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Solta Medical (NASDAQ:SLTM) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Solta Medical, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Solta Medical Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.02 per share on revenues of $37.75 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 profit of $0.02 to a loss $0. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.03, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 56.68 98.82 110.93 115.98 144.54
Diluted EPS ($) -0.67 -0.23 -0.03 -0.02 -0.59

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 ($) in millions 33.17 32.45 37.26 35.03 39.80
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0172 -0.14 -0.43 -0.04 -0.0007

Past Performance:
Solta Medical 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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