Mike Arnold
Long only, small-cap, tech, growth at reasonable price

Cyan Goes To The Penalty Box

Shares of Cyan Inc (CYNI) plummeted after-hours on January 6, 2014, after management reported abysmal revenue figures for Q4. Seeking Alpha's "Market Currents" succinctly outlines the highlights:

Cyan -22.6%, preliminary Q4 revenue of $20M-$21M short of guidance by a third

  • Cyan shares crater 22.6% AH following the company's preliminary revenue announcement of $20M-$21M, miles below the previous $30M-$33M guidance and analyst expectations of $31.3M.
  • The company attributed the decline to an 88% Q/Q decrease in revenue from its largest customer to $2M.
  • A silver lining: revenue on the year expanded 32%-34% Y/Y to $70M-$71M excluding the largest customer as Cyan diversifies its base.

That is pretty ugly stuff. Especially for me as I discussed the company in a "Top...

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