Does The Street Have Analog Devices Figured Out?
Analog Devices (NAS: ADI) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Aug. 21. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Analog Devices's revenues will contract -8.6% and EPS will drop -19.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $692.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, Analog Devices chalked up revenue of $675.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $790.8 million.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q2 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 65.2%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.5%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.1%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.17.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 375 members out of 409 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 115 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 107 give Analog Devices 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 Analog Devices is outperform, with an average price target of $42.60.
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