The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Amphenol met expectations on revenue and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins shrank across the board.
Amphenol booked revenue of $981.6 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $972.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $940.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.77. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.76 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.77 for Q1 were 6.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.72 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.5%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.36.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amphenol is outperform, with an average price target of $60.00.
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