Electronics for Imaging
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Electronics for Imaging met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved, and earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Electronics for Imaging tallied revenue of $163 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $163 million. Sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $145 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.36. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.35 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q4 were 49% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 55.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $150 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $638 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.26.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 50 members out of 61 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 17 give Electronics for Imaging a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Electronics for Imaging is outperform, with an average price target of $19.67.
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