Nam Tai Electronics Misses Estimates

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Nam Tai Electronics (NYS: NTE) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Nam Tai Electronics missed estimates on revenue and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Nam Tai Electronics tallied revenue of $147.4 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $156.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $166.5 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.02. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.06 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q3 compared to $0.11 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 1.6%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -6.6%, 960 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.9%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 762 members out of 792 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 246 give Nam Tai Electronics a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

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