Will Fairchild Semiconductor International Beat These Analyst Estimates?

Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYS: FCS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 24. 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 Fairchild Semiconductor International's revenues will expand 0.1% and EPS will wither -33.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $339.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Fairchild Semiconductor International booked revenue of $358.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $403.2 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q3 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 33.5%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.3%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.55.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fairchild Semiconductor International is outperform, with an average price target of $16.15.

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