Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS) met its estimates last quarter, but investors hope that it will beat them this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 21. The company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Skyworks Solutions, with 15 of 18 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Skyworks Solutions better than competitor Hittite Microwave overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $345.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 25.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.39 per share. Estimates range from $0.38 to $0.41.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 96% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars, with 94% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Skyworks Solutions and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 173 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Skyworks Solutions, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management:
Skyworks Solutions' profit has risen year over year by an average of 64%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters: 

Quarter Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
Gross Margin 43.3% 44.3% 43.5% 42.9%
Operating Margin 20.9% 23.1% 20.9% 19.4%
Net Margin 15.4% 18.2% 14.9% 12.6%
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