Amyris Whiffs on Revenues

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Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 19, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) reported earnings on Feb. 19. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Amyris whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted significantly. Non-GAAP loss per share contracted. GAAP loss per share shrank.

Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins contracted.

Revenue details
Amyris notched revenue of $5.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $10.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 86% lower than the prior-year quarter's $41.5 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.49. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.41 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.49 for Q4 versus -$1.30 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.72 for Q4 against -$1.30 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 7.4%, 4,310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -598.5%, 45,560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -742.9%, 59,980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $18.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.41.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $132.1 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.31.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 72 members out of 85 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 15 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 10 give Amyris a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amyris is hold, with an average price target of $4.00.

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