Kulicke and Soffa Industries
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 29 (Q3), Kulicke and Soffa Industries beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries logged revenue of $141.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $127.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $255.5 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 $0.26. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.18 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q3 were 71% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q3 were 72% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 46.7%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $180.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $537.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.01.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 347 members out of 363 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 82 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 80 give Kulicke and Soffa Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kulicke and Soffa Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $16.50.
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