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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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