Electronics For Imaging Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Electronics For Imaging deals in color digital print controllers, super-wide format printers, and inks and print management solutions.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 20 cents per share, a rise of 17.6% from the company’s actual earnings in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 21 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 20 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.3% compared to last year’s 84 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 21 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 22 cents per share. In the first quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent.

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A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 93.8% to $7 million (15 cents a share) from $3.6 million (7 cents a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 16.1% to $163.9 million from $141.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between July 19, 2012 and October 12, 2012, the stock price rose $1.39 (9.1%), from $15.33 to $16.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 19, 2012 and February 3, 2012, when shares rose for 12 straight days, increasing 13.5% (+$2.11) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between February 23, 2012 and March 1, 2012 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 6% (-$1.02) over that span.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 4.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $153.3 million.

Key Stats:

The company enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 14.2% over the last four quarters.

There has enjoyed solid performance recently heading into this earnings announcement with profit rising by a year-over-year average of 20.5% for the last four quarters.

Analyst Ratings: With four analysts rating the stock a buy, none rating it a sell and none rating the stock a hold, there are indications of a bullish stance by analysts.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 2.42 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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

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