Technology Sector Update for 09/22/2017: PSDO,MB,FALC

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Technology stocks were little changed Friday, with shares of tech companies in the S&P 500 declining less than 0.1% in recent trade.

In company news, Presidio ( PSDO ) declined Friday, at one point today sinking to within 15 cents of its 52-week low of $12.90 a share, after the enterprise software and cybersecurity company last night missed Wall Street expectations with its fiscal Q4 revenue and also issued a below-consensus FY18 outlook.

Excluding one-time items, the company earned $0.32 per share during the three months ended June 30, improving on a $0.25 per share non-GAAP profit during the same quarter last year and matching the Capital IQ consensus expecting $0.32 per share.

On a GAAP basis, it swung to a $0.11 per share Q4 profit, reversing a $0.10 per share Q4 net loss during the year-ago period. Total revenue declined 3.3% year-over-year to $729.3 million, missing the $741.59 million Street view.

Looking forward, the company also expressed confidence in its ability to meet its FY18 financial targets, including a rise in the high-single percentage digits for its pro forma per-share earnings and growth of around 5.5% over its $2.82 billion in revenue during the just-concluded fiscal year.

That works out to non-GAAP EPS rising from $1.18 during FY17 to as much as $1.29 per share this year if Presidio can achieve 9% earnings growth on around $2.98 billion in revenue. Analysts, on average, are modeling FY18 pro forma net income of $1.48 per share and 6.7% revenue growth to around $3.16 billion.

In other sector news,

(+) MB, (+8.5%) Raised to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

(-) FALC, (-15.6%) Reports its stock will be delisted from the Nasdaq stock market and transfer to the OTCQB over-the-counter market prior to the start of Monday's regular session after failing to comply with listing standards for its minimum bid price and market value.

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This article appears in: Technology , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: PSDO , FALC

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