Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq: MXIM) reported earnings on Jan. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Maxim Integrated Products met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank, and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Maxim Integrated Products booked revenue of $591.4 million. The 22 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $596.1 million. Sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $612.9 million.

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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.34. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.33 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q2 were 19% 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.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.8%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.4%, 680 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.9%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $572.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 290 members out of 315 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 111 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 106 give Maxim Integrated Products a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Maxim Integrated Products is outperform, with an average price target of $27.23.

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