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Will Cirrus Logic Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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

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Checking expectations

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS) is expected to report Q4 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 Cirrus Logic's revenues will expand 87.7% and EPS will expand 105.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $207.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cirrus Logic booked revenue of $310.1 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $122.4 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 $1.64. GAAP EPS of $0.99 for Q3 were 296% higher 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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.0%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 35.3%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 21.9%, 820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $809.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 897 members out of 926 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 151 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give Cirrus Logic a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cirrus Logic is outperform, with an average price target of $50.63.

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