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Xilinx Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

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

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Just the facts, Fool.

Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) reported earnings on April 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. GAAP earnings per share increased.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Xilinx chalked up revenue of $532.2 million. The 25 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $529.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

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 $0.47. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q4 were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 per share.

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 66.1%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.7%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.5%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $550.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.31 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.99.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 331 members out of 373 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 96 give Xilinx a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Xilinx is outperform, with an average price target of $38.90.

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