Diodes Earnings Preview

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Diodes (NAS: DIOD) only managed to meet estimates last quarter, but investors hope that it will surpass expectations this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings Tuesday. Diodes is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of application-specific standard products within the semiconductor market and in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets.

What analysts say:

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 94% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.3% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Diodes, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 78 posts in the past 30 days. Diodes' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Diodes' income has fallen year over year by an average of 90.5%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

35.5%

38.3%

37.4%

35.8%

Operating Margin

17.5%

19.7%

18.3%

16.1%

Net Margin

12.2%

14.6%

13.0%

11.2%

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