Kopin Earnings Preview

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Kopin (NAS: KOPN) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, Feb. 27. Kopin is a developer and manufacturer of III-V products and miniature flat panel displays.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Kopin better than competitor AXT overall. Four out of six analysts rate AXT a buy compared to one of one for Kopin. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Kopin for the past three months.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $33.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 0.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.05 per share.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly backing the stock, with 95.3% granting it an "outperform" rating. The greater community agrees with the All-Stars, as 95.4% give it a rating of "outperform." Even with a robust four out of five stars, Kopin's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Kopin's income has fallen year over year by an average of 2.8% over the past five quarters. A year-over-year revenue decrease last quarter snaps a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue increases.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Kopin's gross margin has increased year-over-year for the last four quarters. Gross margin reflects the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how Kopin has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

35.6%

39.2%

37.2%

37.5%

Operating Margin

(0.7%)

1.5%

6.2%

10.6%

Net Margin

2.7%

2.6%

5.9%

14.1%

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