Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq: SANM) reported earnings on Jan. 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), Sanmina-SCI missed on revenues and missed on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped, and earnings per share dropped significantly.

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Sanmina-SCI booked revenue of $1.5 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated net sales of $1.6 billion. Sales were 9.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.7 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.28. The earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.31 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q1 were 71% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 7.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.5 billion. Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.4 billion.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 124 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give Sanmina-SCI a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sanmina-SCI is hold, with an average price target of $10.38.

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