Both Akamai and Infinera reported earnings after the market closed, and both companies had good news to share and both stocks are up after hours.
The cloud and CDN giant Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings) had no problem at all with the third quarter, turning in revenues, adjusted EPS, and gross margins all above both guidance and expectations. All verticals participated in the surge, but tipping the scales in particular were several large software releases that started a bit earlier than usual. Fourth quarter guidance was in-line with expectations. Here's a quick table in some context:
|$ in millions||Q3/11||Q4/11||Q1/12||Q2/12||Q3/12||Q4/12
|Gross Margin %||66.9%||68.3%||67.8%||67.6%||68.1%||~70%|
Meanwhile, Infinera's third quarter featured better than expected non-GAAP earnings per share on revenues that were in-line with guidance and analyst expectations. On the DTN-X front, the company said it has 16 customers for the next-gen DWDM platform, five of which are new. They also talked about a North American Tier 1 longhaul win, which they hope to announce later this year. They also added three new customers for their established DTN product line. Fourth quarter guidance straddled expectations. Here's the relevant data in some context:
|$ in millions||Q3/11||Q4/11||Q1/12||Q2/12||Q3/12||Q4/12(guidance)|
|Non-GAAP Gross Margin %||41%||42%||40%||37%||39%||35-36%|
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