Earnings Whisper: Brocade (BRCD), Dycom Industries (DY), Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) is set to announce its Q415 earnings after the market close today. Analysts expect the provider of storage area networking (SAN) and Internet protocol networking solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide to report earnings per share of $0.24 and revenue of $575.56 million. That would be $0.03 lower the $0.27 per share posted last quarter. Revenue is projected to be $11.56 million higher than the $564 million posted in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.26 per share.

As a quick reminder, BRCD reported Q315 EPS of $0.27, $0.05 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.22. Revs increased 1.28% year-over-year to $552 million versus the $550.54 million consensus.

Wall Street analysts are on average expecting Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) to post $625.62 million in sales during the quarter. This would show a 8.15% increase from the Q415 revenue of $578.5 million and an increase of 22.57% from the same period in Q115. EPS in Q116 are expected to come in at $1.01, a growth rate of 71.19% from $0.59 per share a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $1.05 per share.

As a quick reminder, DY reported Q415 EPS of $0.97, $0.14 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs increased 20.00% yoy to $578.5 million versus the $567.12 million consensus.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) is scheduled to report Q116 results after the market close today. The Street has consensus estimates of $0.32 in earnings per share and $284.19 million in revenue. In the Q1 of the previous year, Santa Clara California-based provider of enterprise security platform to enterprises, service providers, and government entities worldwide posted $0.15 in EPS and $192.3 million in revenue. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.34 per share.

As a quick reminder, PANW reported Q415 EPS of $0.28, $0.03 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.25. Revs increased 59.32% on a year-over-year basis to $283.9 million versus the $255.85 million consensus.

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