Why Synchronoss Technologies Shares Plunged Today

By Evan Niu, CFA Markets Fool.com

What happened

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Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) have dropped today, down by 11% as of 11:15 a.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings.

So what

Revenue from continuing operations was $121.7 million, which was light relative to the $149.1 million in sales that analysts were expecting. Adjusted earnings per share were $0.24, also shy of the $0.38-per-share profit that the Street was modeling for. The company completed its acquisition of Intralinks during the quarter, as well as the divestiture of its carrier activation business. Operating cash flow was $86 million.

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Now what

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Synchronoss will now need to work on integrating Intralinks, which represents a "major step forward" in the company's enterprise strategy, Founder and Executive Chairman Stephen Waldis said in a statement. On the conference call, CFO Karen Rosenberger provided guidance for the coming year. Full-year 2017 should see non-GAAP revenue in the range of $810 million to $820 million for the combined company. Approximately 65% of revenue should come from the cloud carrier-based business, with the remaining 35% being generated by the cloud enterprise business. Revenue in the first quarter should be $173 million to $178 million.

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Evan Niu, CFA has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Synchronoss Technologies. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.