Calix Scales Back Estimates

September 27th, 2011 by · 2 Comments

Access equipment specialist Calix offered up an early preview of its Q3 numbers today, and the picture wasn’t a pretty one.

Revenue and EPS are expected to fall in the ranges of $83-85M and $0.07-0.09 per share, respectively. That’s well off guidance of $104M and $0.20, as well as analyst estimates which were similar.  According to the company reflects a combination of a slowdown due to macroeconomic conditions, localized fiber shortages, and continued delays in stimulus awards.

While I hope this won’t be the start of a new trend, the equipment business does tend to respond disproportionately to economic uncertainty, and it’s no accident it was the first in the list of reasons.  Might other pre-announcements come this week as the third quarter closes?

Calix’s stock price is of course not faring too well so far today, but it had already been falling for much of the quarter.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Would you translate “localized fiber shortages” as being bullish for existing service providers and pricing trends?

    • Anonymous says:

      I read that as actual Fiber material delivery shortage, not shortage of placed fiber routes (even though I would agree with that too). Lead times pushed out to 2012 for fiber delivery impacting construction.
      Could be wrong.

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