The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Gentherm beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins grew, net margins dropped.
Gentherm notched revenue of $148.2 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $143.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $131.0 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 $0.09. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q4 were 64% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 25.8%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $141.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $596.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.07.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 244 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Gentherm 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 Gentherm is outperform, with an average price target of $19.33.
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