The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Logitech International missed on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank, and earnings per share shrank.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins contracted.
Logitech International reported revenue of $714.6 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $750.1 million. Sales were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $754.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.32. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.39 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q3 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 36.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $564.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.44.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 941 members out of 995 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 298 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 290 give Logitech International a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Logitech International is hold, with an average price target of $11.42.
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