Coming Soon: Power-One Earnings

Power-One (Nasdaq: PWER  ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Power-One's revenues will wane -28.2% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $191.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.09.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Power-One reported revenue of $283.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $245.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q3 were 52% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 28.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 597 members out of 638 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 123 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Power-One a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Power-One is hold, with an average price target of $6.23.

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  • Report this Comment On January 30, 2013, at 1:57 PM, bestwaytoriches wrote:

    Seth,

    You've been pumping PWER for some time don't you get it the products are great it's just MGT you can't trust . First there was very large miss in last quarter surprise we didn't see it coming then there was the pump and dump 3yr stock buy bac where MGT was dumping massive amounts on the lows. Now there's oh by the way PWER is going to miss big this quarter. The board need to take these guys pay way down. Now the PWER stock price is way over value with loses for quarters to come. Institution are dumping this loser and analyst are running for the hills.

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