Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR ) reported earnings on Oct. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Netgear met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins contracted across the board.
Netgear logged revenue of $315.2 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $319.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $301.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.65. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.65 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $337.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.70.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,273 members out of 2,348 rating the stock outperform, and 75 members rating it underperform. Among 658 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 649 give Netgear a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Netgear is outperform, with an average price target of $41.38.
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