The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), ADTRAN met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased, and earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
ADTRAN booked revenue of $175 million. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $175 million. Sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $165 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.48. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q4 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 56.6%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.5%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.8%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $177 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $805 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 166 members out of 185 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give ADTRAN a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ADTRAN is outperform, with an average price target of $35.59.
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