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Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (DEER) soars on record 2011 results

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Deer Consumer ProductsShares of China-based Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEER) were up as much as 53 percent from Wednesday’s closing price on Thursday after the company reported record 2011 financial results, and a rosy outlook for 2012.

Shares climbed as high as $4.89 on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s closing price of $3.18.

The company reported 2011 revenue of $226.7 million, up 28.9 percent from the previous year. The growth was driven by the company’s sales expansion in the China domestic market for its Deer branded product lines coupled with Deer Consumer Products’ ability to raise the average selling prices of its products, a March 29 press release stated.

Net income for 2011 increased 31 percent to $39.8 million, or $1.18 per share, over the same period last year.

The company also reaffirmed its 2012 financial guidance, and stated that it expects 2012 revenue guidance of between $270 million and $290 million, and net income of between $45 million and $47 million.

Deer’s product mix includes housewares and appliances such as blenders, choppers, food processors, and microwave ovens.

“Deer currently has access to approximately 4,000 retail locations across China and has developed a well-recognized brand by working with various retail channels,” said Deer Consumer Products’ Chairman and CEO Bill He in a March 29 press release. “We believe China remains the world’s largest and fastest growing consumer retail market and has strong domestic demand for small household appliances. There are approximately 35,000 retail locations across China that Deer could potentially penetrate. Deer has significant growth potential in China.”

Shares of DEER are down roughly 39 percent over the past 12 months, according to historical data provided by Yahoo Finance.

DynaVox, Inc. (DVOX) rises after reporting better-than-expected Q1 results

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Shares of communication and education products maker DynaVox, Inc. (Nasdaq: DVOX) were up as much as 35 percent from Wednesday’s closing price in morning trading on Thursday, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

DVOX touched a high of $4.57 on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s closing price of $3.38.

For the quarter ended September 30, the Pittsburgh-based company reported net sales of $26.2 million, up 21 percent over net sales of $21.6 million for the same quarter last year, and above the consensus estimate of $22.97 million. Key drivers behind the sales growth included a 17 percent increase in the company’s speech generating devices, and a 39 percent increase in sales of  DynaVox’s special education software.

DynaVox’s net income was $0.05 per share, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.03.

For fiscal year 2012, DynaVox continues to project net sales to grow in the range of 3 percent to 7 percent from fiscal year 2011. The Company also continues to expect Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2012 to be in the range of $23 million to $27 million and adjusted pro forma net income per share to be in the range of $0.28 to $0.36.

“We are pleased with our double digit sales growth and significantly improved bottom line performance during the first quarter, which validate that we are executing well within the new normal operating climate,” said Ed Donnelly, DynaVox’s Chief Executive Officer in a November 9 news release.

Shares of DVOX are down about 15 percent over the past three months.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (ANIK) soars after Q3 results

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Shares of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) were up as much as 28 percent from Wednesday’s closing price, in morning trading on Thursday after  the Bedford-based company announced third quarter revenue and profit increases, over the same period a year ago.

Shares touched an intraday high of $7.75, up from Wednesday’s closing price of $6.04.

For the three months ended September 30, 2011, Anika Therapeutics reported revenue of $18.5 million, a 33 percent increase over revenue of $13.9 million reported in the same quarter last year. Operating income for the third quarter of 2011 increased to $4.8 million, up from $2.1 million in the same period a year ago. Net income rose to $3 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, up from $1.2 million or 9 cents per diluted share last year.

“Fueled by 35% growth in product revenue and continued operational streamlining, this was an excellent quarter for Anika,” said Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer in a November 2 press release.  “Our product revenue growth was driven by strong U.S. and international sales of Orthovisc, as well as increased shipments of our ophthalmic products and the advanced wound care products from Anika S.r.l. that we have added to our dermal franchise, highlighted by Hyalomatrix®. In addition to contributing to our top-line growth, Anika S.r.l. continued to reduce its net loss in the third quarter.”

Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Anika Therapeutics, Inc. develops, manufactures and commercializes therapeutic products for tissue protection, healing, and repair. These products are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, biocompatible polymer found throughout the body. Anika’s products range from orthopedic/joint health solutions led by Orthovisc, a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, to surgical aids in the ophthalmic and anti-adhesion fields. The company also offers aesthetic dermal fillers for the correction of facial wrinkles. Anika’s Italian subsidiary, Anika S.r.l, provides complementary HA products in orthopedic/joint health and anti-adhesion, as well as therapeutics in new areas such as advanced wound treatment and ear, nose and throat care. Anika S.r.l.’s regenerative tissue technology advances Anika’s vision to offer therapeutic products that go beyond pain relief to protect and restore damaged tissue.

Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW) – Buzz Stock of the Day

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Shares of content delivery solutions provider, Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) soared as much as 32 percent from Monday’s closing price in morning trading on Tuesday after the company reported record fourth-quarter revenue, and a smaller-than-expected fourth quarter loss.

Shares rose as high as $8.56, up from Monday’s closing price of $6.46.

Fourth quarter revenue clocked in at $55.2 million, up 64 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The revenue growth was driven by a 200 percent increase in fourth quarter mobile revenue, a 150 percent increase in site and application acceleration service growth, and a 110 percent growth in the company’s online video platform. Revenue for 2010 increased 39 percent to $183.3 million, from $131.7 million in 2009.

“We believe that our globally distributed, high-performance computing platform, and the solutions that run on it, are unique within the technology industry, positioning us well for continued growth and market share gains in 2011,” said Limelight Networks’ chairman and CEO, Jeff Lunsford in a statement.

Limelight expects first quarter revenue to be in the range of $48.0-$49.5 million and full year revenue to increase 15 percent to 20 percent over 2010 reported revenue.

Wedbush Equity Research analyst Kerry Rice noted that the company saw growth in its core content delivery network, which helps websites run faster and gives companies like Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) the technology to stream movies, as well as value-added services. That could put Limelight ahead of schedule to meet its goal of generating $400 million in revenue and a 33 percent profit margin before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization by 2014, Rice said. He stood by his rating of “Outperform” and his $8 price target.

“We believe management has delivered on its promises over the last several quarters, which has improved the performance and perception of Limelight,” he wrote in a note to clients.

Rice also revised his fiscal 2011 forecast, predicting more revenue on smaller earnings. He estimates that Limelight will lose 3 cents per share on $215 million in revenue for the full year. Previously, he said it would earn 2 cents per share on $212 million in revenue for the year.

Shares of Limelight Networks are up about 23 percent in the past three months. India Ltd. (REDF) – Buzz Stock of the Day

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Shares of Internet service provider India Ltd. (Nasdaq: REDF) were up as much as 18 percent from Wednesday’s closing price in morning trading on Thursday. Shares of Rediff were up more than 3 percent in pre-market trading today, as well.

For the second quarter ended September 30, reported a net loss of $1.59 million, or 6 cents per ADS, down from $2.61 million, or 9 cents per ADS. Total revenue in the quarter climbed 21 percent to $5.07 million over the same quarter last year. Gross margin in the quarter increased to $2.48 million, or 49 percent of sales, up from $1.57 million, or 37 percent of sales.  The company’s core online advertising revenues in its India business grew 46 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year; total India revenues, which includes fee-based and online advertising revenues, grew 35 percent for the quarter, while Rediff’s global revenues grew 21 percent  for the quarter, in each case over the same quarter last year.

As of September 30, 2010,’s total registered users grew to 95 million, an increase of 15 percent compared to the comparable period in 2009.

“New products and services introduced over the past year have been focused on improving our users experience, as well as expanding our footprint in new growth segments, such as social networking, gaming and now, mobile services,” said’s Chairman and CEO, Ajit Balakrishnan in a statement. “Our balance sheet remains strong and we believe Rediff has improved its competitive position and is poised for growth in the years ahead.”

One of’s most recent initiatives is a subscription-based e-mail service called Rediffmail NG. Rediffmail NG allows Indian Internet users to sync, send and receive e-mails on their mobile phones for about $1 per-month. The service works across almost all mobile phone platforms including Symbian, Java, Andriod, as well on almost all low cost phones starting at prices as low as US $30. This is a first for the Indian market as the estimated 670 million mobile phone user in India will now have affordable email service at their fingertips.

“Our Rediffmail NG mobile platform is a first step towards increasing our share of subscription-based revenue and we believe, will yield an additional revenue stream for our Company while enabling us to take part in the exciting growth of mobile services,” Balakrishnan said.