The Gory Details on Rudolph Technologies's Double Fumble

Just the facts, Fool.

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 4, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Rudolph Technologies (Nasdaq: RTEC) reported earnings on Feb. 4. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Rudolph Technologies missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Gross margins were steady, operating margins grew, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Rudolph Technologies chalked up revenue of $54.3 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $56.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $43.6 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.17. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.19 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.88 for Q4 were 363% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.6%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 1,310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 53.4%, 3,910 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.


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Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $57.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $245.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.92.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 90 members out of 96 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Rudolph Technologies a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rudolph Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $14.70.

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