The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q2), JDS Uniphase beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
JDS Uniphase logged revenue of $428.3 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $422.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $412.8 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 $0.18. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.14 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q2 against -$0.04 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 47.4%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.2%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $412.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.60.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 684 members out of 823 rating the stock outperform, and 139 members rating it underperform. Among 147 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 118 give JDS Uniphase a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JDS Uniphase is outperform, with an average price target of $13.35.
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