AVX (NYSE: AVX ) reported earnings on Jan. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), AVX missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
AVX notched revenue of $339.9 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $353.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $340.9 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 $0.12. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q3 were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 18.4%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $357.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.67.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 134 members out of 143 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give AVX a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AVX is hold, with an average price target of $10.50.
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