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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, 2013. KLA-Tencor is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. Its primary offerings include wafer and integrated circuit defect monitoring.
KLA-Tencor Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 57 cents per share, a decline of 20.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 93 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 56 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 33.8% versus last year to $3.07.
Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 84 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 87 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 17 cents.
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A Look Back: In the first quarter, profit fell 29.5% to $135.4 million (80 cents a share) from $192 million ($1.13 a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 9.5% to $720.7 million from $796.5 million.
Here’s how KLA-Tencor traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:
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