The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict NVE's revenues will shrink -4.1% and EPS will decrease -8.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Last quarter, NVE logged revenue of $7.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $8.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q4 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 70.1%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 51.5%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 40.7%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $32.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.63.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 286 members out of 381 rating the stock outperform, and 95 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give NVE a green thumbs-up, and 50 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NVE is buy, with an average price target of $58.00.
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