Shares of fabless semiconductor maker Cirrus Logic (CRUS) - Get Cirrus Logic, Inc. Report dropped Friday after analysts digested -- and some of them shrugged off -- the Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report supplier's earnings miss and downside guidance.
For the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 27 the Austin company reported adjusted earnings of 66 cents a share, compared with the FactSet analyst survey's consensus estimate of 71 cents.
Revenue came in at $294 million compared with the analyst estimate of $302 million.
For the first quarter the company expects revenue between $240 million and $280 million, bracketing analyst expectations of $263 million.
Here's what analysts are saying about the company's latest quarter:
Analysts at Cowen affirmed an outperform rating and $115 price target on Cirrus.
The "surprising miss is painful" especially in light of Apple's strong quarter, Cowen said. But while the shares will "likely see understandable short-term weakness," Cirrus's long-term growth drivers remain intact, the investment firm said, according to Bloomberg.
Susquehanna also remained positive on the company with a $115 price target: "We urge investors not to overreact to underwhelming June guidance as tracking the Apple contribution can be extremely misleading on a quarter-by-quarter basis."
The investment firm also expects shipments to return to normal later this year and says Cirrus still has long-term growth prospects.
KeyBanc Capital maintained its overweight rating while lowering its price target to $100 from $110.
The results and outlook were disappointing, but "despite the whiff, we believe the opportunity for a major upgrade cycle in the next-gen iPhone remains intact," KeyBanc said.
Oppenheimer has a market-perform rating. The "softer [fiscal-first-quarter] outlook fits with seasonal norms and was well telegraphed by Apple," analysts said, according to Bloomberg.
The investment firm sees limited upside for the company and there's a risk due to how concentrated its revenue is to Apple.