The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Infinera beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP loss per share increased.
Margins dropped across the board.
Infinera tallied revenue of $112.0 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $99.3 million. Sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $117.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.06. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.12 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q4 compared to -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 39.9%, 900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -17.0%, 1,460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -17.3%, 1,500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $102.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $468.2 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.22.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,748 members rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 587 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 582 give Infinera 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 Infinera is hold, with an average price target of $8.01.
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