The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Netgear beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Netgear booked revenue of $357.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $353.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $320.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.62. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.56 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q2 were 3.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q2 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.56 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 28.9%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $353.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.30.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,243 members out of 2,318 rating the stock outperform, and 75 members rating it underperform. Among 618 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 607 give Netgear 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 Netgear is outperform, with an average price target of $37.75.
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