Volterra Semiconductor Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Volterra Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VLTR) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, July 22nd. Volterra Semiconductor Corp. designs, develops, and markets proprietary, high performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking and consumer markets. The Company’s core products are integrated-voltage regulator semiconductors and scalable voltage semiconductor chipsets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Volterra Semiconductor Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $35.61 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.20.

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 $0.32 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.86, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 104 105 154 156 168
Diluted EPS ($) 0.57 0.45 1.10 0.79 0.86

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 ($) in millions 43.57 42.15 40.26 39.92
Diluted EPS ($) 0.22 0.23 0.18 0.12

Past Performance:
Volterra Semiconductor 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)