Why NQ Mobile Shares Got Crushed

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What: Shares of NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ  ) got crushed today, down by 13% at the low after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue in the first quarter totaled $33.2 million, which resulted in non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.19. The top line came out slightly ahead of the $33 million consensus estimate, while the bottom line was right on target. NQ now has 111.1 million average monthly active users.

Now what: Second-quarter outlook expects revenue to be in the range of $38.5 million to $38.8 million, and the company raised its full-year sales forecast by $1 million on both the low end and high end. Revenue for 2013 should be $179 million to $184 million. It was a record quarter in terms of sales, but investors were left wanting more. Shares have rallied substantially so far this year, so some profit taking could be occurring as well.

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  • Report this Comment On May 16, 2013, at 6:19 PM, Yodabazoda wrote:

    1. Down 7.5% is not "crushed." This is simply sensationalistic and irresponsible journalism.

    2. More importantly, the whole premise of the article is to explain the "why," and yet our esteemed CFA doesn't even give it a college try.

    Who are these fools writing for the Fool?

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