The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 30 (Q1), ON Semiconductor met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
ON Semiconductor reported revenue of $744.4 million. The 20 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $742.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $870.6 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 $0.12. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.09 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q1 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 32.9%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $777.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.66.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 475 members out of 489 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 give ON Semiconductor a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ON Semiconductor is outperform, with an average price target of $10.86.
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