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Avago Technologies Ltd (AVGO) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on December 1, 2011. Below you can see the results of AVGO over the last few earnings periods.

Avago Technologies designs, develops, and supplies analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Singapore. AVGO trades an average of 2 million shares per day.

52 Week High: $39.45

52 Week Low: $24.48

Book Value: $7.62

Float Short: 0.71%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.05 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.64. The number to beat is $0.69 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.66 and $0.71 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 12.7 The forward P/E ratio is 11.2.

From a month ago, the stock has decreased in price -15.33%, with a change from a year ago of 8.14%.

The stock is performing better than the overall market with a relative gain. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 8.65%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.09 billion for 2010 vs. $1.48 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $415.00 million for 2010 vs. $-44.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $466.00 million for 2010 vs. $48.00 million for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for AVGO

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

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jul-11 $ 592.39 M $ 603.00 M $ 10.61 M 1.79%
Apr-11 $ 554.64 M $ 560.00 M $ 5.36 M 0.97%
Jan-11 $ 547.06 M $ 550.00 M $ 2.94 M 0.54%
Oct-10 $ 577.08 M $ 572.00 M $ -5.08 M -0.88%
Jul-10 $ 547.87 M $ 550.00 M $ 2.13 M 0.39%

M = millions, B = billions

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

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results AVGO

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

The total short interest number of shares for AVGO

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for AVGO

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for AVGO.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for AVGO

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Source: Earnings Preview: Avago Technologies Reporting Thursday