Siliconware Precision Industries
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Siliconware Precision Industries beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly, and GAAP earnings per share were the same.
Margins improved across the board.
Siliconware Precision Industries reported revenue of $518.7 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $508.4 million. Sales were 2.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $530.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.06. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q4 were the same as the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 16.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $494.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 617 members out of 637 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 149 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 148 give Siliconware Precision Industries 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 Siliconware Precision Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $5.36.
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