The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 25 (Q3), International Rectifier beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
International Rectifier chalked up revenue of $248.1 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $242.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% lower than the prior-year quarter's $296.7 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 -$0.21. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.18 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.04 for Q3 compared to $0.69 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 29.8%, 970 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -5.0%, 1,790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, 1,770 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $262.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.09.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 148 members out of 165 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give International Rectifier 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 International Rectifier is outperform, with an average price target of $24.00.
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