Siemens Whiffs on Earnings

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Siemens (NYS: SI) reported earnings on April 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q2), Siemens beat expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.


Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Siemens notched revenue of $25.73 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $24.80 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.13 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
EPS came in at $1.48. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $2.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.48 for Q2 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.49 per share.

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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 28.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 1,070 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $24.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.34.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $101.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.88.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 862 members out of 899 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 187 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 182 give Siemens a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Siemens is outperform, with an average price target of $114.35.

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