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Infoblox Beats Q1 Views, Shares Surge


Shares of Infoblox Inc (NYSE: BLOX) surged over 17 percent in after-hours trading Monday after the company reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter and issued a strong outlook.

The Santa Clara, California-based company reported a quarterly net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per share, versus a year-ago net loss of $10.2 million, or $0.18 per share. Its non-GAAP earnings surged to $0.13 per share from $0.05 per share.

Its total net revenue climbed 40.9 percent year-over-year to $94.0 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $87.58 million.

Product revenue climbed 61.4 percent year-over-year in the latest quarter, while services revenue surged 22.6 percent year-over-year.

Non-GAAP gross margin expanded to 81.2 percent from 79.9 percent.

"Infoblox offers best-of-breed DDI and DNS security solutions that drove record first quarter revenue as we executed well across key operating metrics," said Jesper Andersen, president and chief executive officer of Infoblox. "We saw strong revenue growth across all major geographies, and security revenue exceeded $10 million in the quarter."

For the second quarter, Infoblox projects adjusted earnings of $0.12 to $0.14 per share on revenue of $93 million to $95 million. Analysts had expected earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $91.3 million.

Infoblox expects FY16 sales of $370 million to $380 million, versus analysts' expectations of $369 million.

The company's board announced a $100 million share buyback program, with $50 million of that to be executed as an accelerated buyback in the short term.

Infoblox shares climbed 17.09 percent to $17.61 in the after-hours trading session.

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