Why Fusion-io Got Crushed

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What: Shares of Fusion-io (NYS: FIO) are getting crushed today by as much as 10% after the flash specialist reported earnings.

So what: Third-quarter revenue soared 40% to $94.2 million, with non-GAAP coming in at $6.9 million, or $0.06 per share. However, on a GAAP basis, the company ended up posting a $4.7 million loss, or $0.05 per share.


Now what: Fusion-io continues to see minor growing pains as gross margin ticked lower, which is also why shares sold off after the last earnings release. The future still looks promising, with full-year revenue growth predicted to be about 75%. Benchmark is now reiterating its "buy" rating while boosting its price target to $35, citing a growing market for its unique flash architecture.

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