Supertex Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Supertex (NASDAQ:SUPX) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, July 23rd. Supertex, Inc. produces high voltage analog and mixed signal semiconductor components. The Company’s products are used in the telecommunications, imaging, and medical electronics markets. Supertex markets its products in the United States and overseas, primarily to electronic equipment manufacturers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Supertex Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.10 per share on revenues of $15.90 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 67.72.

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 $0.09 to a profit $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.49, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 79 67 83 66 61
Diluted EPS ($) 0.97 0.39 0.94 0.38 0.36

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 16.06 15.92 14.37 14.65
Diluted EPS ($) 0.05 0.06 0.12 0.13

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

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