The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Supertex met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share didn't change.
Margins dropped across the board.
Supertex logged revenue of $16.5 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $16.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $18.0 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 $0.11. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.12 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 were the same as 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 47.0%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.4%, 730 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $16.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $70.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.53.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 92 members out of 103 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Supertex a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Supertex is outperform, with an average price target of $23.00.
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