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Can Intersil Beat These Numbers?

Monday - 1/28/2013, 9:59am  ET

Intersil is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 Intersil's revenues will wither -16.7% and EPS will wither -62.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $138.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Intersil tallied revenue of $151.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $186.8 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 of $0.02 for Q3 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 54.1%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.9%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $608.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 144 members out of 156 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Intersil a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Intersil is hold, with an average price target of $10.92.

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