Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Riverbed Announces Positive Results

Riverbed (RVBD) announced after the bell last night that they would easily exceed Q4 estimates. Very impressive considering the environment. Even more impressive their revenue was up 20% as compared to last year. Like another of our favorites FCStone (FCSX), it's very impressive when a company can still grow in this environment. These stocks should rally strong when the market turns around.

RVBD focuses on WAN optimization which helps workers be more productive and reduces costs. All important concepts when every company is laying off employees left and right.

  • expects fourth quarter fiscal 2008 revenues of approximately $91 to $92 million, representing a Riverbed® record for quarterly revenue, and approximately 20% growth over the same period one year ago. Fourth quarter GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.29 to $0.33 per diluted share. GAAP EPS estimates benefit from the expected reduction of the valuation allowance on Riverbed’s deferred tax assets. Fourth quarter non-GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.19 per diluted share. Non-GAAP EPS excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, stock-based payroll expenses and related income tax effects, and the reduction in the valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets.
  • These preliminary fourth quarter revenue and non-GAAP EPS results exceed the guidance the company provided on October 23, 2008. At that time, the company estimated revenue between $87 and $90 million and non-GAAP earnings between $0.15 and $0.17 per share.

Also, they announced the purchase of Mazu Networks. Another similarity to FCSX in that having a strong balance sheet allows these companies to snap up competitors on the cheap. Much better to buy at depressed levels then when the market is booming.

  • Mazu Networks provides a unique, powerful and flexible analysis and reporting software that provides a holistic, real-time view of application usage and performance. This perspective is critical to understanding the application environment and taking the right steps to validate and ensure delivery of business-critical applications across the wide area network (WAN).

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