NICE Systems Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) delivered a profit 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 0.71%.

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NICE Systems Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 7.02% to $0.61 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.57 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 6.82% to $224.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: NICE Systems Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.61 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.61. It missed the average revenue estimate of $226.93 million.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased to report another quarter of profitable growth at NICE and we believe we are on track to meet our annual expectations. We continue to deliver to our customers the most innovative and industry leading, next generation analytics and advanced applications,” said Zeevi Bregman, President and CEO of NICE Systems.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 5.47% from $237.69 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 12.86% from $0.70 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 $0.64 to a profit $0.62. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.63 to a profit of $2.61 over the last ninety days.

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

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