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Intersil's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

Monday - 4/22/2013, 2:00am  ET

Intersil is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Intersil's revenues will decrease -13.8% and EPS will shrink -33.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $134.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Intersil chalked up revenue of $137.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $165.8 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 $0.06. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q4 compared to $0.19 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 54.0%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.2%, 960 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -15.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $586.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 143 members out of 157 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Intersil 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 Intersil is hold, with an average price target of $7.45.

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