Yingli Green Energy Holding Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (NYSE:YGE) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 30th. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited designs, manufactures and sells PV modules. The Company also designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems that are connected to an electricity transmission grid or those that operate on a stand-alone basis.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.43 per share on revenues of $380.97 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 loss of $0.36 to a loss $0.4. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $1.54, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,107 1,063 1,894 2,332 1,829
Diluted EPS ($) 0.77 -0.48 1.37 -3.25 -3.14

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 499.96 488.51 355.94 465.95
Diluted EPS ($) -0.29 -0.58 -0.98 -1.28

Past Performance:
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)