The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Silicon Laboratories beat slightly on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margin contracted, operating margin increased, and net margin expanded.
Silicon Laboratories reported revenue of $125.7 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $123.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $119.6 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 $0.43. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.41 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q1 versus -$0.04 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 59.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.4%, 1,300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $129.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $533.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.06.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 358 members out of 384 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 129 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 125 give Silicon Laboratories 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 Silicon Laboratories is outperform, with an average price target of $47.77.
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