Volterra Semiconductor Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Happy Now

Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTR) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 1.3%.

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Volterra Semiconductor Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 31.25% to $0.22 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.32 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 5.14% to $39.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.22 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It missed the average revenue estimate of $40.38 million.

Quoting Management: “Revenue this quarter came in about as expected,” said Volterra President and CEO Jeff Staszak. “We believe the strategic decision we made to de-emphasize our notebook activities is the right one as we focus our resources on significant growth opportunities in cloud servers, new communications equipment applications and energy.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 0.89% from $40.26 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 21.43% from $0.28 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.31 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.31 to a profit of $1.18 over the last ninety days.

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