The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Vishay Intertechnology beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Vishay Intertechnology tallied revenue of $530.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $520.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $551.4 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 $0.11. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q4 were 26% lower 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 20.5%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $531.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 240 members out of 255 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Vishay Intertechnology a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vishay Intertechnology is outperform, with an average price target of $10.95.
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