Juniper Networks 2Q Results: Postgame Scorecard

Juniper Networks' (NYSE:JNPR) second quarter profit was lower than it was a year ago, but it still exceeded expectations.

Earnings and Revenue  The company experienced stronger-than-expected EPS and revenues. Juniper reported adjusted net income of 19 cents a share versus the 16 cents a share estimate and revenues of $1.07 billion versus the $1.05 billion estimate. The company's reported EPS came in above the high estimate of 11 analysts of a profit of 9 cents.

The company's net income for the quarter fell 49.8% to $58 million. Revenue fell 4.2% from $1.12 billion in the same period last year.

Company Fundamental Trends  Last quarter marks the third in a row in which the company has seen falling revenue on a year-over-year basis.

History Against Expectations  The company topped expectations last quarter after falling short of forecasts in the first quarter. It reported net income of 16 cents versus a mean estimate of 13 cents per share.

Official Comment:  "Juniper's second quarter results delivered sequential top line growth as a result of our focus on execution," said Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks. "New products continued to gain traction in the marketplace with key customer wins across our portfolio. In a challenging macro environment, we remain focused on our operational execution, delivering great products, driving revenue and managing our cost base.

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