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Will These Numbers from Cymer Be Good Enough for You?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:50PM

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Checking expectations

Cymer (Nasdaq: CYMI) is expected to report Q1 earnings around April 22. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Cymer's revenues will increase 8.9% and EPS will shrink -72.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $163.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cymer reported revenue of $107.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $152.9 million.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.69. GAAP EPS were -$2.49 for Q4 versus $0.40 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was -3.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -64.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -72.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $727.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.65.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 97 members out of 125 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Cymer a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cymer is hold, with an average price target of $74.13.

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