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Finisar (FNSR) 2Q Earnings Drop Yet Beat Estimates; Shares Rise

 December 05, 2012 04:22 PM

(By Balaseshan) Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR), a provider of optical subsystems and components, reported a drop in quarterly earnings due to higher costs and lower revenue. Results exceeded Street's expectations, sending its shares up 5.24% in aftermarket.

Earnings for the second quarter were $271,000 or break even per share, down from $5.93 million or $0.06 per share last year. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) fell to $0.15 from $0.23.

Revenue decreased 3.9% to $232.04 million due to a decline in Telecom revenue.

Analysts, on average, polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a profit of $0.14 per share on revenue of $231.85 million for the second quarter.

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Datacom revenue rose to $139.8 million from $128.5 million, while Telecom revenue fell to $92.2 million from $113.0 million.

Gross margin declined to 27.5% from 29.1% reflecting the impact of lower revenue levels relative to fixed manufacturing costs.

Looking ahead into the third quarter of fiscal 2013, the company expects adjusted earnings of $0.14 to $0.18 per share and revenue of $230 million to $245 million, while Street predicts profit of $0.17 per share on revenue of $239.48 million.

Operating margin is expected in range of about 0.0% to 1.5%, while adjusted operating margin is predicted to be about 6.5% to 8.0% for the third quarter.

FNSR closed Wednesday's regular session down 1.77% at $13.35. The stock has been trading between $10.95 and $23.50 for the past 52 weeks.

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