Intermec Goes Negative

Intermec (NYS: IN) reported earnings on Feb. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins grew, operating margins were steady, and net margins shrank.

Revenue details
Intermec booked revenue of $236.8 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $242.6 million. Sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $200 million.


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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.13. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.18 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.36 for Q4 against $0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.


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 41.9%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.1%, 1,310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $210.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $933.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.58.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 105 members rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 34 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Intermec a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Intermec is outperform, with an average price target of $11.00.

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