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Fairchild Semiconductor (NASDAQ:FCS) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 13, 2011.

Overview

FCS trades an average of 2 million shares per day.

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells power analog, power discrete and non-power semiconductor solutions worldwide. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

52 Week High: $21.02
52 Week Low: $9.95
Book Value: $10.14
Float Short: 4.12%

On average, 10 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.09 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.41. Investors will be looking to see a number north of $0.32 per share, based on the earnings estimates. Analyst estimates range between $0.28 and $0.39 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 9. The forward P/E ratio is 8.3. In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -1.70%, with a one year change of 26.65%. Compared to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -18.28%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.60 billion for 2010 vs. $1.19 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $153.20 million for 2010 vs. $-60.20 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $184.60 million for 2010 vs. $-44.90 million for 2009.



Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 430.27 M $ 433.20 M $ 2.93 M 0.68%
Mar-11 $ 413.25 M $ 413.00 M $ -0.25 M -0.06%
Dec-10 $ 399.58 M $ 397.70 M $ -1.88 M -0.47%
Sep-10 $ 417.22 M $ 414.40 M $ -2.82 M -0.68%
Jun-10 $ 398.44 M $ 409.60 M $ 11.16 M 2.8%
M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS.)

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.




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Source: Earnings Preview: Fairchild Semiconductor Reports 3Q Results Wednesday

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