Why Sykes Enterprises' Shares Popped

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What: Shares of customer care company Sykes Enterprises (Nasdaq: SYKE  ) jumped 12% today after reporting earnings.

So what: Third-quarter revenue fell 4% to $280.5 million, and net income was more than cut in half to $8.1 million, or $0.19 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, earnings were $0.31 per share, which was ahead of the $0.27 estimate from analysts, and this is clearly what has driven the stock higher.

Now what: Despite having the Alpine Access acquisition contribute to revenue this quarter, Sykes still showed declines in revenue and profitability. I don't like the direction of the company's results and would like to see more stabilization after exiting some markets in the past year. I'll sit out today's pop, because I'm just not buying into future growth quite yet.

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