Fusion-IO Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Shares Now

Fusion-IO, Inc. (NYSE:FIO) had a loss and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 18.19%.

Fusion-IO, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.09 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 0.52% to $106.05 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Fusion-IO, Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.03. It missed the average revenue estimate of $110.18 million.

Quoting Management: “Fusion-io pioneered the all flash data center architecture that the industry is now embracing, and we are well positioned to capture a significant share of the opportunity from enterprise to hyperscale over the next few years,” said Shane Robison, Fusion-io chairman and chief executive officer. “To continue to maintain our market leadership, we will increase our focus on our go-to-market strategy, product portfolio and our partnerships as we help customers around the world unlock the business value in real-time information intelligence.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 20.99% from $87.65 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.03 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 $0.04 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.21, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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

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