Computer networking gear maker Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) announced on Tuesday a higher first-quarter profit, on upbeat revenues and margins, plus an income tax benefit. Juniper’s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street anticipates, while revenues dropped shy.
The firm detailed a soft view for the Q1, quoting anticipated weakness in the enterprise customer spending environment. Juniper shares dropped 6% in after-hours trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Sunnyvale, California-based firm disclosed quarterly net income of $91M or $0.18 a share, in contrast to $16M or $0.03 per share previous year.
The results for the declaring quarter included a $0.05 tax benefit, among other items.
Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) traded at $17.36 by plunging +1.40% with price volatility of 2.78% for a week and 2.71% for a month plus price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.57and its beta stands at 1.67 times.
Stocks after opening at $17.26 hit high price of $17.70 and on last session stock held volume of 13.91 million shares which was higher than its average volume of 6.90 million shares.
Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.53 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.14 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.14. The Company had total cash at hand $2.85 billion and a book value per share as $13.77 in the most recent quarter.
While investors who viewing JNPR against other stocks with the reference of profit margin that are Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) having profit margin 19.72%, Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) with 0.85% profit margin, Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD) having 0.6.52% profit margin and Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) having profit margin of 1.25%.
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