Juniper Networks Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

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Juniper Networks (NYS: JNPR) reported earnings on July 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Juniper Networks beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.


Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Juniper Networks logged revenue of $1.07 billion. The 33 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.05 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.19. The 35 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q2 were 48% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 62.2%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.11 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 627 members out of 725 rating the stock outperform, and 98 members rating it underperform. Among 159 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 131 give Juniper Networks a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Juniper Networks is hold, with an average price target of $20.74.

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