Sypris Solutions Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Sypris Solutions (NASDAQ:SYPR) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 14th. Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides technology-based outsourced services and specialty products. The Company performs manufacturing and technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with major corporations and government agencies in the markets for aerospace and defense electronics, truck components and assemblies, and for users of test and measurement equipment.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sypris Solutions Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.03 per share on revenues of $75.50 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.89.

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 $0.04 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 356.10 265.90 266.65 335.62 341.60
Diluted EPS ($) -7.11 0.14 -0.55 0.40 0.13

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 ($) in millions 83.58 96.46 98.91 78.76 67.47
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0695 0.27 0.22 -0.29 -0.0493

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)