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How Has Juniper Networks Performed since Its 4Q17 Results?


Mar. 22 2018, Published 8:14 a.m. ET

JNPR has fallen almost 11% since 4Q17 results

Juniper Networks (JNPR) stock has declined almost 11.0% since the company announced its 4Q17 results on January 30, 2018. The stock fell more than 7.5% just after Juniper Networks announced its 4Q17 results.

Comparatively, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the Power Shares QQQ ETF (QQQ) have generated returns of -4.0% and -1.0%, respectively, since January 30, 2018.

Juniper Networks reported revenues of $1.2 billion in 4Q17, a fall of 11.0% YoY (year-over-year). Its non-GAAP[1. generally accepted accounting principles] operating margin fell to 22.7% in 4Q17 from 26.5% in 4Q16.

Juniper Networks’ net income also fell 22.0% to $199.4 million. The company reported earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.53 in 4Q17. For fiscal 2017, Juniper Networks’ net revenues rose 1.0% YoY to ~$5.0 billion, and its EPS rose 1.0% YoY to $2.11 in 2017.

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What did analysts expect from Juniper Networks in 4Q17?

The average analyst revenue estimate for Juniper Networks was ~$1.2 billion while its earnings per share were estimated to be $0.52. Juniper Networks met the average revenue estimates while it marginally beat its EPS estimates in 4Q17.

Juniper Networks has beaten analyst EPS estimates in three of the last four quarters. While it beat its EPS estimate by 1.9% in 4Q17, the company also beat estimates by 5.6% and 9.5% in 2Q18 and 1Q17, respectively.


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