November 9, 2011
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.
What: Shares of home-entertainment technologist Rovi (Nasdaq: ROVI ) plummeted 35% Wednesday after its quarterly results and outlook disappointed Wall Street.
So what: While Rovi's third-quarter adjusted earnings managed to top estimates, a miss on the top line -- $196.5 million versus the consensus of $197.9 million -- suggests that growth continues to slow at a very worrisome rate. In fact, the shares are hitting a new 52-week low on the news and have fallen more than 50% year-to-date.
Now what: Don't expect much in the short term. Management expects 2011 results to come in near the low end of its August forecast and sees 2012 revenue growth in the mid-to-high single digits, versus Wall Street's forecast of 15.5%. Of course, with tech titans like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) to deal with, Rovi isn't exactly an ideal long-term opportunity, either.
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