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RF Micro Devices Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:42PM

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Just the facts, Fool.

RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD) reported earnings on April 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 30 (Q4), RF Micro Devices beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP loss per share expanded.

Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
RF Micro Devices recorded revenue of $280.6 million. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $252.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 49% higher than the prior-year quarter's $187.9 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.06. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.05 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were $0.06 for Q4 compared to -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q4 compared to -$0.05 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.4%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.6%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $267.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.13 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 703 members out of 748 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 101 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 91 give RF Micro Devices a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RF Micro Devices is outperform, with an average price target of $6.28.

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