AsiaInfo-Linkage Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

AsiaInfo-Linkage,Inc. (NASDAQ:ASIA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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AsiaInfo-Linkage,Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 37.04% to $0.37 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 15.6% to $143 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: AsiaInfo-Linkage,Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.37 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.24. It beat the average revenue estimate of $135.07 million.

Quoting Management: “The first quarter, which is seasonally a slower quarter for AsiaInfo-Linkage, provided an opportunity for us to follow through on the large number of projects that entered the delivery and implementation stages in the fourth quarter of last year,” said Steve Zhang, the Company’s president and chief executive officer. “The focus of our newest projects for China’s three telecommunications carriers continues to be monetization of their robust growth in data traffic, which continues to outpace their data traffic revenue growth. For China Mobile alone, we have signed agreements with nine provincial networks to implement our analytical solutions to study user characteristics in order to optimize the carrier’s data traffic management and pricing strategies.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 13.69% from $165.68 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 9.76% from $0.41 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.28 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.21 to a profit of $1.14 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)