Micrel (Nasdaq: MCRL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Micrel's revenues will expand 3.5% and EPS will compress -12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $60.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, Micrel notched revenue of $62.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $64.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.10. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q3 were 47% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 52.9%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.2%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $248.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.35.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 115 members out of 122 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give Micrel a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Micrel is buy, with an average price target of $15.50.
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