RF Micro Devices Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 1.10%.

RF Micro Devices Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 800% to $0.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.01 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 44.58% to $293 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: RF Micro Devices Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $287.93 million.

Quoting Management: Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, “RFMD is capitalizing on the expanding demand for data-rich mobile applications, and our products are at the heart of the high-speed data connections enabling always-on, broadband mobility – both in the devices and consumer premises equipment, and within the supporting network infrastructure. We are executing on multiple opportunities to increase our dollar content generation-over-generation in the world’s leading smartphones, and we are benefiting from increasing participation in the highest volume entry-level platforms and reference designs.
“Looking forward, we believe we are strategically well positioned this fiscal year to deliver record revenue and improving financial performance, given our expectations for diversification, content growth, category expansion, and market share gains, combined with the benefit of new customer product ramps.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 4.42% from $280.6 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 50% from $0.06 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.1 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.38 to a profit of $0.39 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)