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A Lock on Growth for Secure Computing: Fool by Numbers

On Wednesday, Rule Breakers selection Secure Computing (Nasdaq: SCUR  ) released earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

  • On a non-GAAP basis, which includes the benefits of the CipherTrust acquisition and excludes stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles, Secure Computing booked $0.07 a share on $63.2 million in revenue, easily besting expectations.
  • Billings equaled $77.5 million, well above internal guidance of $66 million to $69 million. Consequently, total deferred revenue rose to $122 million.
  • For the seasonally light first quarter, management says to expect $59 million to $61 million in non-GAAP sales, $0.03 to $0.04 in non-GAAP net income, and $68 million to $70 million in billings.

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Fool by Numbers is designed to give you the raw earnings information in a timely fashion, putting all the numbers you need in one easy-to-read place. But at The Motley Fool, we believe numbers tell only part of the story, so check for more of our in-depth discussion of what the numbers mean.

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