Fairchild Semiconductor International
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 25 (Q4), Fairchild Semiconductor International missed on revenues and missed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped, and earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Fairchild Semiconductor International recorded revenue of $339 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $358 million. Sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $398 million
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.15. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.16 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q4 were 58% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 30.0%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.2%, 1,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $383 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.6 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.10.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fairchild Semiconductor International is outperform, with an average price target of $16.00.
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