Western Digital Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?
Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Western Digital Corporation designs and manufactures hard drives for desktop computers and home entertainment applications.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Western Digital Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.79 per share on revenues of $3.62 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.64.
Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.98 to a profit $2.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $8.33, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Western Digital has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||7,453||9,850||9,526||12,478|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.08||5.93||3.09||6.58|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||4,754.00||4,035.00||3,824.00||3,764.00|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.87||2.06||1.36||1.60|
Western Digital has beat analyst estimates 4 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)