The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q4), FormFactor missed estimates on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
FormFactor booked revenue of $47.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $48.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 58% higher than the prior-year quarter's $30.2 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 -$0.25. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.28 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.01 for Q4 against -$0.54 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was -6.6%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -58.5%, 3,020 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 9,060 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $55.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $260.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,350 members out of 1,385 rating the stock outperform, and 35 members rating it underperform. Among 407 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 397 give FormFactor a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FormFactor is outperform, with an average price target of $6.87.
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