Eye-Catching Stock to Track – Teradyne, (NASDAQ: TER)

Teradyne, Inc. (TER) stated revenue of $520 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 of which $342 million was in Semiconductor Test, $84 million in Industrial Automation (IA), $54 million in System Test and $40 million in Wireless Test. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $143.8 million or $0.79 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, Teradyne’s net income in the fourth quarter was $113.0 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, which excluded restructuring and other charges, attained intangible asset amortization, pension actuarial gains, non-cash convertible debt interest, discrete income tax adjustments, and included the related tax impact on non-GAAP adjustments.

“We finished 2018 with strong fourth quarter sales above the high end of our guidance driven by upside demand in our Semiconductor and Wireless test businesses,” said CEO and President Mark Jagiela. “For the full year, our Semiconductor Test group delivered record memory and analog revenues, which lessened the impact of lower mobility test shipments. Gross margin for the year was at a record level due mainly to continued Universal Robots manufacturing cost reductions and a favorable product mix overall. In IA, Universal Robots’ full year growth of 38%, while strong, was below our target due mainly to slowing demand in China and the automotive sector. MiR sales for the year more than doubled on a pro-forma basis.”

As part of the $1.5 billion authorization established in January 2018, Teradyne purchased $823 million of its common shares in 2018 and anticipates to repurchase $500 million of its common shares in 2019.

Teradyne’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share, payable on March 22, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 22, 2019.

Guidance for the first quarter of 2019 is revenue of $460 million to $490 million, with GAAP net income of $0.31 to $0.39 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income of $0.39 to $0.47 per diluted share. Non-GAAP guidance excludes attained intangible asset amortization, non-cash convertible debt interest and includes the related tax impact on non-GAAP adjustments.

Teradyne, (NASDAQ: TER) was trading -37.00% away from its yearly high level, during the last trading session. The last session’s volume was 4,420,396 compared to its average daily volume of 2.78M shares. The company has its outstanding shares of 185.74M. The Technologystock showed a change of -0.87% from opening and finally closed at $31.93 by scoring 0.41%.

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