Viasystems Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Viasystems Group (NASDAQ:VIAS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Viasystems Group, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing services to customers located worldwide. The Company provides design, production, and assembly of electronic devices to testing and after sale support. Viasystems serves customers in the automotive, consumer, computing and data communications, industrial and instrumentation, and telecommunications industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Viasystems Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.25 per share on revenues of $271.00 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 $0.25 to a profit $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.74, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 712.83 496.45 929.25 1,057 1,160
Diluted EPS ($) -115.37 -26.18 -6.81 1.42 -3.12

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 ($) in millions 269.04 262.09 296.86 327.35 273.60
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7436 -0.23 -1.67 -0.49 -0.7286

Past Performance:
Viasystems Group has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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