Why RPX Shares Bounced Higher Today
May 1st 2013 3:58PM
Updated May 1st 2013 4:45PM
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.
What: Shares of risk management solutions company RPX jumped as much as 10% today after the company reported earnings.
So what: First-quarter revenue jumped 40% to $61.2 million and adjusted net income rose 75% to $17.5 million, or $0.33 per share. Analysts estimated earnings of $0.29 per share on $60.1 million in revenue.
Now what: The positive item investors are pointing to today is guidance for the second quarter. Management expects revenue of $56.8 million to $57.3 million, above the $54.6 million consensus, pointing to better-than-expected growth as the year goes on. Management didn't expect this to lead to great earnings, but I do think momentum is going in the right direction, and the stock can outperform after this earnings beat.
Interested in more info on RPX? Add it to your watchlist by clicking here.
It's incredible to think just how much of our digital and technological lives are almost entirely shaped and molded by just a handful of companies. Find out "Who Will Win the War Between the 5 Biggest Tech Stocks?" in The Motley Fool's latest free report, which details the knock-down, drag-out battle being waged by the five kings of tech. Click here to keep reading.
The article Why RPX Shares Bounced Higher Today originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Travis Hoium has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends RPX. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.