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What: Shares of Newport Corp.
So what: Earnings looked good with revenue up 30.8% to $132.9 million and net income of $15.2 million, or $0.40 per share, beating estimates of $0.35 per share. Outlook seems to be what investors are fretting about today, as the company only expects 15% revenue growth and earnings per share to double next quarter.
Now what: The market is sure down on Newport for reporting an earnings beat and positive outlook. With the kind of earnings growth Newport has demonstrated and is predicting for the future, I’ll take a trailing earnings multiple of 15.6 any day. I am buying this move and think the market moved Newport in the wrong direction today.
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