The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Kopin beat expectations on revenue and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share contracted to zero.
Gross margin grew, operating margin dropped, and net margin dropped.
Kopin reported revenue of $35.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $33.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $33.1 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 $0.04. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.04 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS dropped to zero from the prior-year quarter's $0.07.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 37.5%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.2%, 1,430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $32.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $148.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.23.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 206 members out of 217 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Kopin a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kopin is buy, with an average price target of $4.75.
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