ValueClick Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCLK) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT 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 12%.

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ValueClick, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 16.67% to $0.42 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.36 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 8.21% to $165.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: ValueClick, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.42 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.40. It missed the average revenue estimate of $166.73 million.

Quoting Management: “2013 is a transformational year for ValueClick, as we raise our long-term growth potential by integrating our multiple offerings and leveraging our core strengths in data, personalization and cross-device targeting,” said John Giuliani, president and chief executive officer of ValueClick. “As we mentioned during our recent analyst day, short-term disruptions will occur as we integrate multiple offerings and geographies. We are confident that our strategic initiatives will best serve the long-term interests of our advertisers and shareholders.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 17.13% from $199.58 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 25% from $0.56 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.40 to a profit $0.41. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.79 to a profit of $1.87 over the last ninety days.

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