The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Arris Group missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Gross margins grew, operating margins increased, net margins shrank.
Arris Group reported revenue of $281.1 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $287.0 million. GAAP sales were 5.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $266.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.21. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.19 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.47 for Q4 versus $0.09 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 37.9%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -19.5%, 2,380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $294.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.93.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 772 members out of 801 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 186 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 182 give Arris Group a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Arris Group is outperform, with an average price target of $12.44.
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