Logitech International LOGI reported second-quarter fiscal 2020 results, wherein the bottom line surpassed estimates, but the top line missed the same.
Non-GAAP earnings came in at 50 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 45 cents. The bottom line also improved from the year-ago quarter figure of 49 cents.
Net sales of $720 million missed the consensus estimate of $726 million, but rose 4% year over year in dollars and 6% in constant currency. The year-over-year revenue growth stemmed from consistent strength in Video Collaboration, and solid growth in PC peripherals category. However, macroeconomic headwinds weighed on the top line.
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Logitech’s Gaming segment’s sales increased 0.2% year over year to $161 million.
Video Collaboration witnessed an outstanding 57% rally to hit $89.6 million.
Mobile Speakers business’ sales, however, plunged 26% to $57.2 million. The segment had witnessed a strong second-quarter fiscal 2018 due to the launches of BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers, which made year-over-year comparison difficult.
Audio & Wearables segment witnessed 10% growth to reach $68 million. Smart Home segment sales grew 2% to $9.4 million.
Logitech’s Creativity and Productivity business comprises four sub-business lines — Keyboards and Combos, Pointing Devices, PC Webcams, and Tablet and Other Accessories. Revenues from Pointing Devices, Keyboards and Combos, and PC Webcams grew 3%, 5%, and 2% year over year, respectively. However, Tablet and Other Accessories dived 8%.
The Other segment, products of which the company is currently in the process of transitioning out of, registered an 81% year-over-year decline in the reported quarter.
Margins & Operating Metrics
Non-GAAP gross profit rose 6.4% year over year to $276.5 million. Non-GAAP gross margin increased 80 basis points (bps) to 38.4%.
Non-GAAP operating expenses jumped 6.7% to $187.1 million.
Non-GAAP operating income climbed 5.7% to $89.4 million. Operating margin of 12.4% expanded 20 bps.
As of Sep 30, 2019, Logitech’s cash and cash equivalents were $574.5 million compared with $597 million in the previous quarter.
Additionally, the company generated operating cash flow of $106.5 million in the fiscal second quarter compared with $36.5 million in the prior quarter.
Logitech reaffirmed view for fiscal 2020. The company expects non-GAAP operating income to be $375-$385 million.
Revenue growth is anticipated within mid-high single digits in constant currency.
Zacks Rank & Key Picks
The company currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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