Aixtron SE Beats on the Top Line
Aixtron SE (NAS: AIXG) reported earnings on Feb. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Aixtron SE beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank significantly. Non-GAAP loss per share increased. GAAP loss per share grew.
Margins dropped across the board.
Aixtron SE tallied revenue of $102.2 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $94.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $182.0 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 -$1.24. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.08 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$1.24 for Q4 versus -$0.14 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.57 for Q4 against -$0.14 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was -43.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -99.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -55.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $81.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $396.7 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.15.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 206 members out of 237 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Aixtron SE 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 Aixtron SE is underperform, with an average price target of $12.48.
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