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Why InnerWorkings' Shares Dropped

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 printing management company InnerWorkings (Nasdaq: INWK  ) fell 13% today after missing earnings estimates.

So what: Revenue grew 30% over last year to $188.5 million on the back of 21% organic revenue growth and net income rose 32% to $2.8 million, or $0.07 per share. But analysts had their sights set even higher, expecting earnings per share of $0.08. The company also raised its revenue guidance by $10 million and reiterated earnings expectations of $0.42-$0.45 per share in 2012.

Now what: This really wasn't a report to fret about if you're an investor. Revenue grew faster than expected, and the earnings miss was only by a penny. Based on the company's earnings guidance, shares trade as low as 23 times 2012 earnings, not bad for a company growing at 21% organically. I think this move was overdone and shares will move higher as we move forward.

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