The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 29 (Q2), FormFactor beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP loss per share was unchanged. GAAP loss per share grew.
Margins contracted across the board.
FormFactor notched revenue of $62.7 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $60.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $54.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
EPS came in at -$0.01. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.04 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of -$0.01 were the same as the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q2 versus -$0.08 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 26.2%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -12.7%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -13.4%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $69.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $249.3 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.08.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,325 members out of 1,362 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 395 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 386 give FormFactor a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FormFactor is outperform, with an average price target of $7.55.
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