Why Calix Shares Tanked

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What: Shares of Calix (NYSE: CALX  ) have tanked today by as much as 15% after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue in the fourth quarter totaled $91.4 million, which resulted in non-GAAP net income of $2.9 million, or $0.06 per share. That top line result was just barely shy of the $91.6 million in sales that the Street was forecasting, while the bottom line figure was well ahead of the $0.02-per-share profit expectation.

Now what: CEO Carl Russo said the company finished the year on a positive note and hopes to carry the momentum into 2013 as its product portfolio has expanded. Calix has been on a steady upward climb over the past several months, so it seems that investors may have possibly gotten ahead of themselves and were expecting better results. It also might not help that on a GAAP basis, the company posted a net loss of $6.6 million, or $0.14 per share.

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  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2013, at 7:52 AM, rsinj wrote:

    Calix shares didn't tank, they simply moved back to where they were trading a week earlier...having been run up by people simply buying in advance of the earnings announcement with a rising market.

    GAAP is all that matters. When companies begin paying taxes on non-GAAP numbers, then we can use them for something other than entertainment value.

    Buy on the rumor, sell on the news. Nothing interesting here at all.

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