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Logitech International Goes Negative

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

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Just the facts, Fool.

Logitech International (Nasdaq: LOGI) reported earnings on April 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Logitech International missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss. GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Logitech International reported revenue of $469.1 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $488.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $532.0 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.09. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.03 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.09 for Q4 compared to $0.17 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.23 for Q4 versus $0.17 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 33.5%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.4%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $413.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.11.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 885 members out of 947 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 236 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 225 give Logitech International 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 Logitech International is underperform, with an average price target of $6.77.

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