Teradyne Inc. TER reported second-quarter 2019 earnings of 66 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents. The figure also increased 11.9% year over year.
Moreover, revenues of $564 million increased 7% year over year. Also, the figure surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $538 million and came ahead of the guided range of $520-$550 million.
Teradyne’s share price was up more than 16% in the after-hour trading session, following better-than-expected results in the second quarter. Also, the company’s shares have returned 12.1% in the past year compared with its industry’s growth of 5.4%.
Approximately 67% of revenues came from semiconductor testing platforms, 13% from Industrial Automation, 13% from the System Test business and the remaining 7% from the Wireless Test business.
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The increase in total revenues was driven by escalating demand for the System Test business. Semiconductor Test revenues were up 4% from the year-ago quarter. Continued growth in 5G infrastructure, networking and memory test spending aided revenue growth in the quarter.
Teradyne’s Industrial Automation segment recorded 20% year-over-year growth in the second quarter. The growth was driven by strength in Universal Robots and the addition of Mobile Industrial Robots.
Teradyne, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Pro-forma gross margin was 57.4%, down 90 basis points (bps) from the prior-year quarter. The decrease was due to unfavorable product mix.
Total operating expenses (selling and administrative &engineering and development) of $190.2 million increased 8.9% year over year. Both selling & administrative, and engineering & development expenses — as a percentage of sales — increased from the year-ago quarter.
Operating margin came in at 23.8%, up 100 bps from the year-ago quarter.
At the end of the second quarter, Teradyne’s cash and cash equivalents were $495.1 million, higher than $483.7 million in the corresponding period of 2019.
During the quarter, the company repurchased $90.8 million of its common stock and paid $15.4 million as dividends.
Management expects third-quarter 2019 revenues in the band of $540-$580 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations are likely to be in the range of 64-74 cents.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter revenues and earnings per share is pegged at $547.9 million and 63 cents, respectively.
Zacks Rank and Key Picks
Currently, Teradyne carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Some better-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector include IAC/InterActiveCorp IAC, Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE and eBay Inc. EBAY, each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth for IAC/InterActive, Expedia and eBay is currently projected at 20.5%, 13.4% and 9.4%, respectively.
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