The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 1 (Q2), LSI beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins increased, operating margins expanded, and net margins dropped.
LSI reported revenue of $659.6 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $644.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $500.6 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 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.18 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q2 were 80% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.43 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 53.6%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.9%, 4,980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $657.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LSI is outperform, with an average price target of $10.81.
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