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Does The Street Have Aixtron SE Figured Out?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

Aixtron SE (Nasdaq: AIXG) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Aixtron SE's revenues will grow 32.4% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $74.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.11.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Aixtron SE logged revenue of $102.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $182.0 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 -$0.67. GAAP EPS were -$0.57 for Q4 compared to -$0.14 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 -43.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -86.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -55.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $367.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 198 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Aixtron SE a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Aixtron SE is hold, with an average price target of $12.48.

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