Fair Isaac Shares Got Rejected: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of Fair Isaac (NYS: FICO) , known for its proprietary FICO credit score, were getting rejected by shareholders today, down by as much as 11%, after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue for the first quarter was $170.3 million, with earnings per share of $0.81. The results trampled the estimates of $159 million and $0.62 per share, respectively, but for some reason it still wasn't enough for investors.

Now what: Fiscal 2012 should see between $640 million and $645 million in sales and GAAP earnings of $2.45 to $2.55 per share. The company also named a new CEO, effective today -- William Lansing, who was already a board member. His predecessor, Dr. Mark Greene, is retiring but will remain onboard in an advisory capacity until February next year, and remain a director until this year's annual meeting for shareholders.

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