The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 28 (Q2), STAAR Surgical beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins expanded across the board.
STAAR Surgical logged revenue of $18.2 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $17.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $15.9 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 $0.05. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.04 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q2 were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.01 for Q2 versus -$0.01 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 69.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $17.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $70.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.16.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 91 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give STAAR Surgical a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on STAAR Surgical is outperform, with an average price target of $9.75.
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