The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TTM Technologies met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
TTM Technologies chalked up revenue of $382.4 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $380.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $361.5 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 $0.26. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 16.3%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $326.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 537 members out of 561 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 127 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 120 give TTM Technologies a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TTM Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $11.60.
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