The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q3), Standard Microsystems met expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly, and earnings per share shrank.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins grew, and net margins increased.
Standard Microsystems logged revenue of $106 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $107 million. Sales were 0.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $107 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.21. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.34 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.15 for Q3 against -$0.20 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 50.1%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.1%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.
What does the future hold?
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $96 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $422 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.88.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 63 members out of 67 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 19 give Standard Microsystems 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 Standard Microsystems is buy, with an average price target of $29.83.
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