|April 16, 2014|
|12:39 EDT||SNDK||Earnings Preview: SanDisk holding up well amid Nasdaq turbulence|
SanDisk (SNDK) is set to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Wednesday, April 16, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. SanDisk is a data storage solutions company that offers flash memory products in removable cards, embedded products, and USB drives. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are expecting Q1 earnings per share of $1.25 on revenue of $1.49B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 99c-$1.39 on revenue of $1.45B-$1.52B. On its fourth quarter earnings conference call, the company said it sees Q1 revenue of $1.525B-$1.54B, which was in-line with consensus estimates at that time of $1.52B. The company also said it sees Q1 gross margin of 47%-49% and revenue for FY14 of $6.4B-$6.8B. Consensus expectations for FY14 revenue currently stand at $6.66B. LAST QUARTER: SanDisk reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $1.71 on revenue of $1.73B, topping estimates for EPS of $1.58 on revenue of $1.7B. COMPANY NEWS: SanDisk had a number of bits of legal news this quarter, including a February 7 settlement and patent license agreement with the Chip Packaging Solutions subsidiary of Acacia Research (ACTG), resolving pending litigation between the parties. On March 11, SanDisk was awarded $28.5M in its intellectual property dispute with PNY Technologies, and on March 13, the company filed a civil suit against SK Hynix seeking damages and an injunction for trade secret misappropriation. On February 14 in its quarterly filing with the SEC, David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management reported that it liquidated its roughly 400,000 share stake in SanDisk. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mixed on SanDisk during the quarter. On the day following its Q4 report, SanDisk was downgraded at Needham to Buy from Strong Buy, citing valuation. Also following SanDisk’s Q4 report, Argus raised its price target on shares to $80 from $75. Last week, analysts at ISI Group initiated coverage on SanDisk with a Neutral rating at and $87 price target. In a note to investors last Friday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said SanDisk’s Q1 results are unlikely to meet consensus. The firm said it is also concerned about the company’s Q2 results missing what it believes are bullish expectations given aggressive pricing from competitors in the NAND flash memory space. BofA/Merrill reiterated its Underperform rating and $65 price target on shares. PRICE ACTION: SanDisk has held up relatively well amid a turbulent quarter for the Nasdaq, gaining about 5% since its Q1 report against the tech index’s 4.5% decline. In early afternoon trading ahead of its Q1 report, shares of SanDisk are up more than 1%.
News For SNDK From The Last 14 Days
|May 28, 2015|
|10:36 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk options active|
SanDisk May weekly 69.5 and 70 calls are active on total call 10K contracts (10K puts). May weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, June and July is at 29; compared to its 52-week range of 21 to 36. Active option volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement.
|May 22, 2015|
|09:58 EDT||SNDK||On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary|
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allison Transmission (ALSN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Esperion (ESPR) initiated with a Sell at Chardan... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Horizon Pharma (HZNP) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... M/A-COM (MTSI) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Micron (MU) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Monster Worldwide (MWW) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... National Storage (NSA) initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc... ON Semiconductor (ON) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Qorvo (QRVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Sharps Compliance (SMED) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... StemCells (STEM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... TriNet (TNET) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Verifone (PAY) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
|May 21, 2015|
|16:14 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho|
|May 19, 2015|
|11:16 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk sees completing headcount reductions by end of this quarter |
|11:06 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk says in Q2 to date repurchased $100M in shares|
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|10:57 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk targets 2016 for return to enterprise revenue growth|
|10:56 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk sees enterprise revenue contracting sequentially in Q2 |
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|10:49 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk rallies while presenting at conference|
Shares of SanDisk (SNDK) are moving higher while the company is presenting at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. During its presentation, SanDisk management said that 15 nanometer technology is ramping to plan and that it expects "strong" sequential revenue growth in the second half of the year. Shares of SanDisk are up 1.7% to $68.66 in morning trading.
|10:46 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk sees strong sequential revenue growth in 2H|
Sees successful completion of embedded qualifications.
|10:43 EDT||SNDK||SanDisk says 15 nanometer technology ramping to plan |
Comments from J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
|May 18, 2015|
|10:02 EDT||SNDK||NAND pricing tracking ahead of expectations, says JPMorgan|
JPMorgan said the NAND market is picking up and pricing is tracking ahead of expectations due to restocking momentum. The firm expects NAND market traction heading into 2H driven by new smartphone launches and a recovery in the PC market. Note SanDisk is leveraged to NAND.