Align Technology Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

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Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 18th. Align Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets the Invisalign System, a method for treating the misalignment of teeth. The Company’s system corrects the misalignment using a series of clear, removable appliances that move teeth to a desired final position.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Align Technology Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.22 per share on revenues of $149.40 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 46.28.

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 $0.3. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.18, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Align Technology has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 303.98 312.33 387.13 479.74 560.04
Diluted EPS ($)

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 ($) in millions 128.90 135.08 145.63 136.50 142.84
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 0.26 0.34 0.00 0.11

Past Performance:
Align Technology 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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