The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Aixtron SE beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted significantly and GAAP earnings per share.
Margins dropped across the board.
Aixtron SE reported revenue of $79.8 million. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $76.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 34% lower than the prior-year quarter's $120.8 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 -$0.99. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.99 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.99 for Q3 versus $0.00 per share for 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 -68.1%, 11,110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -125.9%, 14,040 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -126.0%, 12,600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $295.8 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.40.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 210 members out of 241 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Aixtron SE a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Aixtron SE is hold, with an average price target of $14.28.
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