NXP Semiconductors Beats on the Top Line

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NXP Semiconductors (NAS: NXPI) reported earnings on Tuesday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), NXP Semiconductors met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank, and GAAP loss per share improved.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
NXP Semiconductors logged revenue of $931 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $930 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 billion.

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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 $0.24. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.24 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.74 for Q4 versus -$0.47 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 43.6%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -19.5%, 860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $956.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.13 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 480 members rating the stock outperform and four members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 102 give NXP Semiconductors a green thumbs-up, and none give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NXP Semiconductors is outperform, with an average price target of $21.38.

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