The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Molex missed on revenues and missed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins improved, operating margins shrank, and net margins dropped.
Molex reported revenue of $858 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $890 million. Sales were 4.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $901 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.38. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.40 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q2 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 30.7%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $874 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.6 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.70.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 134 members out of 148 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give Molex a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Molex is hold, with an average price target of $23.75.
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