Why Rambus Plunged


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What: Shares of Rambus (NAS: RMBS) have plunged today by as much as 18% after the company reported unimpressive earnings last night.

So what: Revenue in the second quarter came in at $56.2 million, with non-GAAP customer licensing income of $57.4 million. The figures resulted in a net loss of $0.29 per share, worse than the $0.20 per share loss that analysts and investors were expecting.

Now what: During the quarter, Rambus also inked a license agreement with Cooper Lighting to use its patented lighting innovations. Sales fell 11% sequentially, and the company attributed this decline to lower royalties reported by other licensees in the industry. The drop was somewhat offset by a royalty payment from Broadcom. Compared to a year ago, revenue was down 15% due to decreases in contract revenue and the expiration of a patent license agreement.

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