The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Luminex beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
Luminex logged revenue of $53.2 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $51.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $48.7 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 $0.11. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.08 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q1 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q1 against $0.08 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 71.3%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $54.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $224.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 90 members out of 105 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Luminex a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Luminex is hold, with an average price target of $18.40.
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