Cryptologic's Q1 Disappoints - Analysts Misled?

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 |  About: CryptoLogic Limited (CRYP)
by: Brian Harper, CFA

Cryptologic (NASDAQ:CRYP) 1st quarter results clearly disappointed investors. The issue is that CRYP's previous revenue guidance had included a one-time revision item, but did not previously note this. Wall Street had been building what turned out to be a $4 million, one-time item into their ongoing revenue models.

So there is disappointment and less trust of management among the analysts. The issue, a recurring one for Wall Street research, is that estimates are built completely around management guidance rather than actual research.

Discosure: We still own shares of CRYP.

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