The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Spectranetics beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Spectranetics reported revenue of $36.8 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $35.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $32.5 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 $0.03. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.03 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q4 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q4 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 73.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $36.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $153.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.00.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 153 members out of 172 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Spectranetics 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 Spectranetics is outperform, with an average price target of $15.93.
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