The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Logitech International missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins contracted, net margins increased.
Logitech International booked revenue of $547.7 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $576.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $589.2 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 $0.33. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.12 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q2 were 250% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 35.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.0%, 700 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $719.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 915 members out of 977 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 259 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 245 give Logitech International a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Logitech International is hold, with an average price target of $11.21.
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