Luminex Meets on Revenues, Misses on EPS
Luminex (NAS: LMNX) reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Luminex met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Luminex reported revenue of $48.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $48.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $43.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.08. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.09 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q1 were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 69.3%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 770 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.2%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $51.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $211.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.49.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 91 members out of 104 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 29 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give Luminex a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Luminex is hold, with an average price target of $21.00.
Over the decades, small-cap stocks, like Luminex have provided market-beating returns, provided they're value priced and have solid businesses. Read about a pair of companies with a lock on their markets in "Too Small to Fail: Two Small Caps the Government Won't Let Go Broke." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Luminex to My Watchlist.
At the time this article was published Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.