The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Diodes met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Diodes reported revenue of $163.3 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $163.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $143.3 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 $0.13. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q4 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 26.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.2%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $162.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $728.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.92.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 214 members out of 229 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Diodes 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 Diodes is outperform, with an average price target of $22.14.
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