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Violin Memory collapses 26.8% AH on Q3 miss, disappointing guidance

Violin Memory (VMEM) collapses 26.8% AH after it missed expectations in its first quarter as a public company and issued guidance that missed expectations even further.

Management expects Q4 revenue of $30M-$32M (vs. consensus of $43.6M), gross margin of 53%-55%, and opex of $39M-$40M.

Violin added 32 new customers during the quarter "in a challenging Federal spending environment."

A silver lining: the company's gross margins added 11% Y/Y, coming in at 54% in Q3. In a rare sight of the times, Violin's share price had fallen 19.2% through today's close in the 2 months since its IPO due to concerns of its hemorrhaging bottom line, weak margins, and increasing competition.

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  • Deja Vu
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    Ashraf Essa was last seen sipping champagne leaning against his newly bought Lamborghini...
    21 Nov 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • ZenMind
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    He was dead-right.
    21 Nov 2013, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Ugly results. Watch for my write-up tomorrow.
    22 Nov 2013, 12:32 AM Reply Like
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