The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Microchip Technology beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Microchip Technology reported revenue of $416.0 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $411.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $329.2 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 $0.41. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.39 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 87% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 48.2%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 2,180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 2,110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $417.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.75.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 315 members out of 335 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 109 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 108 give Microchip Technology 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 Microchip Technology is outperform, with an average price target of $34.89.
Is Microchip Technology the best semiconductor stock for you? You may be missing something obvious. Check out the semiconductor company that Motley Fool analysts expect to lead "The Next Trillion-dollar Revolution." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Microchip Technology to My Watchlist.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.