Can Teradyne Beat These Numbers?
Teradyne (NYS: TER) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 Teradyne's revenues will contract -16.7% and EPS will contract -93.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $247.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, Teradyne logged revenue of $463.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $344.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q3 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 56.2%, 670 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.5%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.1%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.61.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 314 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give Teradyne a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Teradyne is outperform, with an average price target of $20.61.
Is Teradyne the best semiconductor stock for you? You may be missing something obvious. Check out the semiconductor company that Motley Fool analysts expect to lead "The Next Trillion-dollar Revolution." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Teradyne to My Watchlist.
The article Can Teradyne Beat These Numbers? originally appeared on Fool.com.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. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.