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Juniper Networks’ Revenues Expected to Decline in Fiscal 2018

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Revenues estimated to fall 5.8% in fiscal 2018

Analysts expect Juniper Networks’ (JNPR) revenues to fall 13.8% YoY (year-over-year) to ~$1.1 billion in 1Q18 from ~$1.2 billion in 1Q17. Its revenues are estimated to fall 11.2% YoY to ~$1.2 billion and 5.8% YoY to ~$4.7 billion in fiscal 2018. Analysts expect the company to return to revenue growth in fiscal 2019 with revenues of $4.9 billion.

The company’s non-GAAP[1. generally accepted accounting principles] earnings per share (or EPS) are estimated to fall more than 43.0% YoY to $0.26 in 1Q18 and fall 24.5% YoY to $0.43 in 2Q18.

Analysts expect Juniper Networks’ EPS to decline more than 14.0% in 2018 to $1.81. Its earnings per share are expected to rise almost 19.0% YoY to $2.15 in fiscal 2019.

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Profit margins

Analysts expect Juniper Networks’ operating margin to fall to 18.1% in fiscal 2018 from 22.8% in fiscal 2017. The company’s operating margin is estimated to rise to 20.1% in 2019 with a net margin of 8.8%. Analysts expect the company to post an operating margin of 21.6% in 2020 with a net margin of 9.4%.

The operating margins for peers Cisco Systems (CSCO), Nokia (NOK), and Ericsson (ERIC) were estimated to be 31.2%, 10.2%, and 1.5%, respectively, in the next fiscal year.

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