Capstone Turbine Corp Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Capstone Turbine Corp (NASDAQ:CPST) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Capstone Turbine develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications.

Capstone Turbine Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 2 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 12 cents. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to break the streak of missing estimates in the past two quarters. Last quarter, it fell short of analyst expectations by reporting net loss of 3 cents per share against an estimate of a loss of 2 cents per share. The quarter before that, it missed forecasts by one cent.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 31.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $29.9 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock, with four analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and none rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $8.8 million (3 cents a share) from a loss of $8.1 million (3 cents) a year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue rose 13.8% to $27.5 million from $24.2 million.

Key Stats:

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 37.4% over the last four quarters.

Competitors to Watch: Ocean Power Tech., Inc., Broadwind Energy Inc., Dresser-Rand Group Inc., Generac Holdings Inc., Woodward Inc, Xzeres Corp., Helix Wind Corp, Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc, GWS Technologies Inc, and WindGen Energy Inc.

Stock Price Performance: Between May 10, 2012 and June 8, 2012, the stock price dropped 7 cents (-6.5%), from $1.07 to $1. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 11, 2012 and January 18, 2012, when shares rose for five straight days, increasing 8.1% (+9 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 28.9% (-37 cents) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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