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Applied Optoelectronic Q4 Earnings Preview

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Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI) announces its next round of earnings Wednesday. Here's Benzinga's advanced look at Applied Optoelectronics' Q4 earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue

Based on Applied Optoelectronics management projections, analysts predict EPS of 83 cents per share on revenue of $85.52 million.

In the same quarter last year, Applied Optoelectronics reported EPS of 84 cents per share on revenue of $84.9 million. The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 1.19 percent decrease for the company. Sales would be up 0.73 percent on a year-over-year basis.

In comparison to analyst estimates in the past, here's how the company's reported EPS stacks up:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 1.31 1.32 0.98 0.75
EPS Actual 1.08 1.54 1.1 0.84


Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 10.62 percent. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably unhappy going into this earnings release.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Applied Optoelectronics stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has dwindled over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Applied Optoelectronics's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be accessed here: http://investors.ao-inc.com/

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