Tellabs Inc. First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Tellabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLAB) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Tellabs designs and markets equipment to telecommunications service providers worldwide.

Tellabs, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 3 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 5 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 has met estimates the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company reported a loss of 2 cents per share to fall in step with the mean estimate.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 13.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $278.6 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Tellabs with 11 of 13 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company’s loss narrowed to a loss of $6 million (2 cents a share) from a loss of $10.9 million (2 cents) a year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue fell 23.2% to $315.3 million from $410.7 million.

Key Stats:

On the top line, revenue has fallen for the past four quarters. Revenue fell 15.1% in the fisrt quarter of the last fiscal year, 20.9% in the second quarter and 26.9% in the third quarter before falling again in the fourth quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between January 25, 2012 and April 20, 2012, the stock price fell 29 cents (-6.9%), from $4.19 to $3.90. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 3, 2011 and October 11, 2011, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 12.6% (+50 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 10, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight days, dropping 12% (-52 cents) over that span.

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

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