The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 5 (Q2), Analog Devices beat expectations on both revenue and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, both revenue and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Margins dropped across the board.
Analog Devices booked revenue of $675.1 million. The 22 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $665.7 million on the same basis. GAAP-reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $790.8 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 $0.53. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q2 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 65.2%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.5%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.1%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $695.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.18.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 383 members rating the stock outperform and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 113 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 105 give Analog Devices a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Analog Devices is outperform, with an average price target of $42.60.
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