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It's Showtime for Power-One

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

Power-One (Nasdaq: PWER) is expected to report Q1 earnings around April 25. 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 -17.8% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $185.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.04.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Power-One recorded revenue of $191.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $266.8 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 -$0.10. GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q4 compared to $0.21 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 13.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -7.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -8.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $891.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 584 members out of 627 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 104 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give Power-One a green thumbs-up, and 15 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 $5.24.

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