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What: Shares of network component maker Emulex
So what: Revenue increased 10% from last year to $112.1 million, beating estimates of $110.5 million. Earnings per share of $0.10 matched estimates, but investors cared more about the company's outlook this morning. Emulex expects adjusted earnings per share between $0.08 and $0.12, but Wall Street wanted $0.14.
Now what: Higher sales of lower-margin Ethernet products are expected to take a bite out of earnings next quarter. Shares have recovered slightly after a high-volume sell-off early in trading. The cautious outlook may have spooked some investors, but shares are trading at just a 13 forward P/E ratio, and considering Emulex's growth, I see this as a buying opportunity for long-term investors.
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