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What: Shares of energy industry supplier Power Integrations Inc (NASDAQ: POWI ) dropped as much as 35% today after reporting earnings.
So what: Revenue rose 8% from a year ago to $83.1 million, and non-GAAP earnings jumped 19% to $0.56 per share. The problem is that revenue growth fell short of estimates, and earnings per share were $0.03 short as well.
Now what: This is a huge sell-off for an earnings miss, particularly one that only missed by a few pennies. Management also said it expected sequential revenue growth next quarter as growth applications pick up. It looks like the sell-off was way overdone, and with shares trading at just 17 times this year's estimates, I think there's upside even after this earnings miss.
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