The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 29 (Q2), Avago Technologies met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share didn't change.
Margins dropped across the board.
Avago Technologies recorded revenue of $577.0 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $577.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $560.0 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 $0.66. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.54 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 50.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.1%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.2%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $605.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.68.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 87 members out of 92 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 16 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 15 give Avago Technologies a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Avago Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $41.00.
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