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Can TriQuint Semiconductor Beat These Numbers?

Friday - 2/1/2013, 12:06pm  ET

TriQuint Semiconductor is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. 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 TriQuint Semiconductor's revenues will compress -1.9% and EPS will wither -71.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $222.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, TriQuint Semiconductor reported revenue of $200.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $216.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.02. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q3 versus $0.09 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 30.7%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.7%, 1,010 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.6%, 1,250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $818.3 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.03.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 575 members out of 590 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 100 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give TriQuint Semiconductor 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 TriQuint Semiconductor is outperform, with an average price target of $5.83.

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