The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Logitech International met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Logitech International tallied revenue of $532.0 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $535.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $547.6 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 $0.17. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 36.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.5%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $476.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 940 members out of 996 rating the stock outperform, and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 281 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 271 give Logitech International a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Logitech International is hold, with an average price target of $9.86.
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