Ashraf Eassa
Long/short equity, contrarian, independent research, tech

LeapFrog Enterprises: A Conservative Guide, Or Aggressive Sell-Side Estimates?

LeapFrog Enterprises (NYSE:LF) is a developer of educational toys/products for children. In particular, the company's biggest claim-to-fame is its very well received "LeapPad" line of specialized, education-focused tablets. While the stock enjoyed an impressive run from its 2011 lows, shares have not been able to replicate this showing during 2013, with shares up a mere 11.47% YTD. It is my belief that owning shares at current levels may prove to be particularly risky, in light of what I believe to be highly optimistic sell-side EPS estimates against management's guide, particularly as growth has slowed (management is now guiding to mid single digit Y/Y top line growth) and competitive pressures continue to mount.

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