Tower Semiconductor Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?
Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is an independent foundry providing semiconductor integrated circuits manufacturing and related design services. The Company manufactures wafers using its process technologies and production capability and the proprietary integrated circuit designs of its customers. Tower’s integrated circuits are incorporated into a wide range of products in diverse markets.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Tower Semiconductor Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.66 per share on revenues of $115.05 million.
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 $0.42 to a loss $0.57. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $2.05, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Tower Semiconductor has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||251.66||298.81||509.26||611.02||638.83|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-11.70||-10.65||-2.70||-0.92||-3.25|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||174.58||168.01||168.64||154.59||147.59|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.9748||-0.90||-0.4395||-0.84||-1.069|
Tower Semiconductor 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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