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Amyris Whiffs on Revenues

Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS  ) reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Amyris whiffed on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted significantly. Non-GAAP loss per share contracted. GAAP loss per share shrank.

Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Amyris booked revenue of $7.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $9.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 73% lower than the prior-year quarter's $29.5 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.39. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.39 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.39 for Q1 against -$1.02 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.44 for Q1 versus -$1.88 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was -13.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -402.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -414.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $12.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.36.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $75.7 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.35.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 75 members out of 89 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give Amyris 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 Amyris is hold, with an average price target of $3.50.

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