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Why Qorvo Inc. Stock Fell

By Daniel Sparks – Nov 4, 2016 at 2:43PM

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Here's a look at the mixed results and worse-than-expected guidance that may be driving Qorvo stock lower.

What happened

Shares of radio frequency solutions leader Qorvo (QRVO -1.44%) fell as much as 14.9% on Friday following the company's fiscal 2017 second-quarter earnings report. At the time of this writing, shares are down about 11.5%

Image source: Qorvo.

So what

The stock's decline on Friday is likely related to a combination of mixed second-quarter results and weaker-than-expected guidance for Q3.

Qorvo reported revenue and adjusted earnings per share of $864.7 million and $1.29, respectively. While second-quarter revenue was well above a consensus analyst estimate for $835 million, analysts were expecting adjusted EPS of $1.41. The lower-than-expected profit comes as management admitted in its second-quarter earnings press release that Qorvo has "work to do on gross margin."

Furthermore, the company's outlook for third-quarter revenue in the range of $800 million to $840 million is below a consensus analyst estimate for third-quarter revenue of $844 million.

Now what

Qorvo has "taken steps to address" its weaker-than-expected gross profit margin, according to CEO Bob Bruggeworth in the company's second-quarter press release. Bruggeworth said the company is still aiming for "above-market revenue growth and non-GAAP operating income above 30%."

It also announced an authorization for up to $500 million of share repurchases, expanding on the company's prior program, which was set to expire today. The $500 million authorization includes about $159 million of authorized funds from the prior program.

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