Why EPIQ Systems Shares Dropped
May 1st 2013 4:31PM
Updated May 1st 2013 4:50PM
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What: Shares of technology solutions provider EPIQ Systems dropped 11% today after the company reported earnings.
So what: First-quarter revenue jumped 24% from a year ago to $102.9 million, topping the $98.9 million estimate from analysts. The problem today was that net income was just $3.9 million, or $0.11 per share, and analysts expected $0.23 per share.
Now what: Both revenue and earnings are trending higher, so there are some strong signs for the company. Shares are also trading at just 10.5 times forward earnings estimates, and as long as this miss isn't the first in a string of bad results, the stock has room to run. I think revenue and earnings growth will continue and the stock will move higher after today's drop.
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