Trimble Navigation Limited Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Trimble Navigation Limited designs, manufactures, and markets electronic products, enabled by Global Positioning System technology, that determine precise geographic location. The Company’s products are integrated systems for collecting, analyzing, and displaying position data in forms optimized for specific end-user applications.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Trimble Navigation Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.38 per share on revenues of $578.32 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 36.79.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.4 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.52, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Trimble Navigation Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,329 1,126 1,294 1,644 2,040
Diluted EPS ($) 0.57 0.26 0.42 0.60 0.745

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 ($) in millions 435.17 502.27 517.56 504.76 515.52
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1161 0.20 0.21 0.21 0.1285

Past Performance:
Trimble Navigation Limited 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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