Cepheid Up 19% After Positive Earnings Report
Shares of Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) are up nearly 19% after the company reported positive earnings yesterday.
The company reported revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $80.1 million. Net loss was $1.6 million, or $(0.03) per share, which compares to revenue of $58.7 million and net income of $1.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. As anticipated, the fourth quarter net loss reflected a one-time, non-cash charge to cost of sales of $5.4 million, or $0.08 per share, associated with the termination of a patent license.
Excluding stock compensation expenses, the non-cash charge of $5.4 million associated with the termination of a patent license, and amortization of acquired intangibles, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $9.4 million, or $0.14 per share. This compares to a non-GAAP net income of $6.1 million, or $0.09 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.
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