The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 30 (Q1), TE Connectivity missed on revenues and missed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew, and earnings per share improved slightly.
Margins dropped across the board.
TE Connectivity booked revenue of $3.3 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $3.4 billion. Sales were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.2 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.70 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q1 were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 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 29.7%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.1%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.5 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.7 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.26.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TE Connectivity is outperform, with an average price target of $40.33.
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