LTX-Credence (Nasdaq: LTXC) reported earnings on May 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q3), LTX-Credence beat slightly on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
LTX-Credence logged revenue of $30.8 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $30.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 47% lower than the prior-year quarter's $58.7 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.10. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.13 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q3 compared to $0.47 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 51.3%, 1,090 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -19.6%, 3,750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -21.5%, 6,180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $44.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $132.7 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.32.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 108 members out of 121 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give LTX-Credence 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 LTX-Credence is outperform, with an average price target of $9.00.

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