Entegris Beats Expectations But Takes A Step Back Anyway

Entegris (NAS: ENTG) reported earnings on Feb. 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Entegris beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins dropped, operating margins contracted, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Entegris notched revenue of $163.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $161.7 million. Sales were 10.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $182.1 million.


Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.14. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.13 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q4 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 per share.


Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 41.2%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.9%, 1,010 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $161.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $724.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 135 members out of 151 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give Entegris a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Entegris is outperform, with an average price target of $9.97.

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