The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), MIPS Technologies beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Margins contracted across the board.
MIPS Technologies recorded revenue of $14.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $13.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $15.3 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 -$0.01. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.12 for Q2 compared to -$0.02 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 97.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -30.1%, 2,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -43.8%, 3,740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $13.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $55.2 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 274 members out of 307 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give MIPS Technologies a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MIPS Technologies is hold, with an average price target of $7.22.
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