The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), InterDigital met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
InterDigital logged revenue of $69.3 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $69.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $78.5 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 $0.24. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q1 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 66.5%, 1,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.0%, 1,950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.8%, 1,390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $67.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $293.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,249 members out of 1,294 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 313 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 302 give InterDigital a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on InterDigital is hold, with an average price target of $45.60.
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