Verisign Posts Solid Start in Fiscal Q1

VeriSign announced a solid start to the financial year, and its full-year guidance remains primarily unchanged. The company added 1.99 million net new names for the quarter and now provides registry services for 123.1 million active domains across the .com and .net zones – a 5.5% increase year-over year. With such a large domain base, VeriSign continues to be the prominent global gTLD provider. We … Continue reading Verisign Posts Solid Start in Fiscal Q1

MeadWestvaco Joint Ventures Highlight Q3 Earnings Report

After reviewing MeadWestvaco’s third-quarter results and the pending land sale with Plum Creek Timber, analysts do not expect to materially change the fair value estimate of $34 per share. Starting with third-quarter results, solid performance from MWV’s Industrial and Specialty Chemicals divisions again offset persistent weakness in the Food and Beverage and the Home, Health, and Beauty segments–a trend we expect to continue going into … Continue reading MeadWestvaco Joint Ventures Highlight Q3 Earnings Report

Pengrowth Energy Struggles in the Second Quarter

Pengrowth Energy reported earnings after the market close Wednesday. Earnings and cash flow fell, and uncertainty over the sustainability of the dividend persisted. The firm is once again in the position of requiring additional divestitures or making a dividend cut within the upcoming year. The problem for Pengrowth is that the continued payment of the dividend, combined with net losses, is eating into its book … Continue reading Pengrowth Energy Struggles in the Second Quarter

Winnebago Industries Reports Another Excellent Quarter

Winnebago Industries reported another excellent quarter to close out fiscal 2013. We plan to modestly increase our fair value estimate to reflect more expense leverage and a higher mid-cycle margin than previously modeled. Revenue for the quarter increased 31.8% year over year thanks to a 43.1% rise in motor home deliveries to 1,890 units. For the full fiscal year, deliveries were the highest in five … Continue reading Winnebago Industries Reports Another Excellent Quarter

INFA Reports Strong Quarter Despite Macro Headwinds

Informatica reported solid first-quarter results with revenue growth slightly exceeding expectations, as increased hiring and investment weighed on margins.  The firm grew revenue 9.3% from the year-ago period to $214.3 million, 5% ahead of our model. Informatica changed the way it reports revenues by giving more details, which we find helpful. Service revenue was strong, gaining 14.8% year over year to $126.4 million. The Consulting … Continue reading INFA Reports Strong Quarter Despite Macro Headwinds

Low Coal Prices Drive Huaneng Earnings in Quarter

Huaneng Power International reported 2013 third-quarter earnings of $1.52 per ADR compared with $0.92 per ADR in 2012’s third quarter. The reported results included an asset impairment charge and loss on disposal of noncurrent assets that reduced reported earnings by roughly $0.24 per ADR. Low market coal prices continue to drive strong earnings. We are reaffirming our narrow moat and stable moat trend ratings and … Continue reading Low Coal Prices Drive Huaneng Earnings in Quarter