Advanced Semiconductor Engineering
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Advanced Semiconductor Engineering beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering recorded revenue of $1.93 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $1.81 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.53 billion.
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 $0.10. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.07 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q4 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 19.6%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.6%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is buy, with an average price target of $4.27.
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