OCZ Technology Group Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS

OCZ Technology Group (Nasdaq: OCZ  ) reported earnings on Jan. 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q3), OCZ Technology Group beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly, and earnings per share dropped.

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
OCZ Technology Group recorded revenue of $78 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $77 million. Sales were 94% higher than the prior-year quarter's $38 million

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.03. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.03 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.02 for Q2 against -$0.29 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 22.5%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 750 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.9%, 1,480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Looking ahead
What does the future hold?

Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $99 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $358 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.14.

Investor Sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 96 members out of 103 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give OCZ Technology Group a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OCZ Technology Group is outperform, with an average price target of $11.68.

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  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2012, at 12:37 PM, loudcld wrote:

    Your numbers for the quarter are off. Better check again. The revenue was $103.1M.

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2012, at 7:03 PM, fhdfhfhfgh wrote:

    This article is totally bunk. Most of the data cited is outright wrong.

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