IXYS (Nasdaq: IXYS) reported earnings on Jan. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), IXYS whiffed on revenue and missed expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
IXYS booked revenue of $80.0 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $92.8 million. Sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $91.7 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.18. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.25 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q3 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 28.9%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $93.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $380.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.13.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 342 members out of 351 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 78 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give IXYS 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 IXYS is buy, with an average price target of $16.00.

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