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Cohu's Q4 Earnings Outlook

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On Thursday, Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's take on the company's release.

Earnings and Revenue

Sell-side analysts expect Cohu's EPS to be near 31 cents per share on sales of $84.2 million.

Cohu EPS in the same period a year ago totaled 24 cents per share. Revenue was $70.69 million. If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be up 29.17 percent. Revenue would be up 19.10 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the Cohu's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.39 0.34 0.24 0.09
EPS Actual 0.43 0.48 0.35 0.24

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 57.95 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release. Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days.

The average rating by analysts on Cohu stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has risen over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Cohu's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed here: https://cohu.gcs-web.com/investor-presentations

 

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