Xilinx Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

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Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets complete programmable logic solutions. The Company’s solutions include advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores of logic, and field engineering support. Xilinx sells its products through several channels of distribution to customers in the United States and overseas.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Xilinx Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.45 per share on revenues of $529.69 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.22.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.47 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.76, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Xilinx has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,841 1,825 1,834 2,369 2,241
Diluted EPS ($) 1.24 1.31 1.29 2.39 1.95

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 511.09 558.97 582.78 543.93 509.77
Diluted EPS ($) 0.47 0.45 0.47 0.46 0.38

Past Performance:
Xilinx 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)

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