The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), IXYS met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, and net margins dropped.
IXYS booked revenue of $87.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $86.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $96.8 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 $0.22. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.23 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q4 were 78% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 34.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 1,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $92.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $384.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.21.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 342 members out of 352 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give IXYS 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 IXYS is buy, with an average price target of $15.50.
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