Logitech (LOGI) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y
Logitech International SA LOGI reported second-quarter fiscal 2019 results, wherein both the top line and the bottom line improved year over year.
Non-GAAP earnings came in at 49 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 46 cents. Earnings also marked an improvement from the year-ago quarter figure of 39 cents.
Net sales of $691.2 million missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $695 million but rose 9.3% year over year. Revenue growth stemmed from solid performance in Logitech’s Video Collaboration, Gaming businesses and PC Peripherals category.
Logitech International S.A. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Logitech’s Creativity and Productivity business comprises four sub-business lines — Keyboards and Combos, Pointing Devices, PC Webcams, and Tablet and Other Accessories. Each of these registered year-over-year improvement of 10.7%, 3.8%, 2.5% and 19.2%, respectively, which we believe, is mainly due to a stabilized PC market.
Gaming surged 41.4% year over year to $160.8 million, supported by strong momentum across its latest products. Meanwhile, Video Collaboration grew 24.1% to $57.2 million.
However, the Mobile Speakers business and Smart Home segment put up a disappointing show. Mobile Speaker sales plunged 14.8% to $77.1 million, while the smart home category witnessed sales decline of 49.7% to $9.2 million.
Audio & Wearables also declined 1.3% year over year, alongside a 31.5% fall in the Other category.
Margins & Operating Metrics
Non-GAAP gross margin increased 110 basis points (bps) year over year to 37.6%.
Non-GAAP operating income climbed 18.5% to $84.6 million. driven by a $10 million restructuring credit related to the realignment of resources for growth.Operating margin of 12.2% expanded 90 bps from the year-ago quarter.
As of Sep 30, 2018, Logitech’s cash and cash equivalents were $425 million compared with $604.1 million in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company generated operating cash flow of $84.9 million inthe fiscal second quarter.
Logitech reiterated fiscal 2019 outlook of 9-11% sales growth in constant currency and non-GAAP operating income between $325 million and $335 million.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Logitech currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
A few top-ranked stocks in the broader Computer and Technology are Atlassian Corporation TEAM, Twilio Inc. TWLO, and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. VSH, each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth of Atlassian, Twilio and Vishay is pegged at 13.5%, 9%, and 9.16%, respectively.
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