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Universal Display's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

By Seth Jayson – Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 7:25AM

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Checking expectations

Universal Display (Nasdaq: PANL) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 9. 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 Universal Display's revenues will expand 13.7% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $14.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Universal Display reported revenue of $28.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 51% higher than the prior-year quarter's $18.7 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, EPS came in at $0.12. GAAP EPS of $0.12 were the same as 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 153.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.8%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $117.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.72.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,226 members out of 1,293 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 304 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 286 give Universal Display a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Universal Display is outperform, with an average price target of $31.80.

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