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NetApp’s stock tanks 7% after Q3 revenues miss estimates

NetApp Inc. (NTAP) reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter of 2019 but revenues fell short of expectations, sending the stock tumbling over 7% in aftermarket hours on Wednesday.

Total revenues grew 2% to $1.56 billion from the same period last year, but missed consensus estimates of $1.6 billion.

NetApp third quarter 2019 earnings infographic
NetApp Q3 2019 Earnings Infographic

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net income of $249 million or $0.98 per share compared to a net loss of $479 million or $1.79 per share in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted net income was $305 million or $1.20 per share. Analysts had projected EPS of $1.15.

NetApp posted revenue increases in product and software maintenance but hardware maintenance and other services saw a decline. Strategic product revenue grew 2.5% to $674 million while mature product revenue dropped slightly by 0.6% to $293 million.

Also see: NetApp Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

In terms of geographic mix, Americas comprised 52% of revenue, with the majority coming from Americas Commercial. EMEA made up 33% while Asia Pacific comprised 14%. Looking at pathways mix, 81% came from Indirect while 19% came from Direct.

For the fourth quarter of 2019, the company expects net revenues of $1.59 billion to $1.69 billion. GAAP EPS is expected to be $1.06 to $1.12 while adjusted EPS is expected to be $1.22 to $1.28.

The company declared a cash dividend of $0.40 per share, payable on April 24, 2019 to shareholders of record on April 5, 2019.

 

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