Shares of CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) dropped more than 10% today after announcing first quarter earnings. The company actually beat out quarterly revenue and EPS estimates, but the issue was its guidance for the second quarter, which came in way below expectations.
According to Motley Fool analyst, Simon Erickson, the reason for CalAmp's lowered guidance was because two of its biggest customers, a solar OEM company and a Positive Train Control customer, had lighter orders in the first and second quarters, respectively.
But is that reason enough for investors to bail out of CalAmp today? Simon says absolutely not. While there is some lumpiness in the company's earnings, he likes that CalAmp is going after some big markets right now. For instance, the company made $4 million in revenue from the insurance market, and has a deal with Caterpillar to gain traction in the heavy equipment market. If CalAmp can successfully break into those markets, the company will see big gains.
On top of all that, Simon likes CalAmp's application development platform, which will bring in recurring revenue from its customers and the software CalAmp sells them. Overall, he believes that this is a great time to get CalAmp on your radar.
Mark Reeth has no position in any stocks mentioned. Simon Erickson owns shares of CalAmp. The Motley Fool recommends CalAmp. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.