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AsiaInfo-Linkage Q1 Earnings Fall Yet Top Estimate

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (ASIA) reported net income for the first quarter of US$6.4 million or US$0.09 per share, compared to US$17.8 million or US$0.24 per share for the year-ago quarter.

Excluding items, adjusted net income for the first quarter was US$19.4 million or US$0.27 per share, compared to US$32.7 million or US$0.44 per share in the prior year quarter.

Total revenues for the first quarter rose 8.1% to US$123.7 million from US$114.5 million a year earlier. Adjusted net revenue for the first quarter increased 11.6% to US$121.2 million.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn US$0.26 per share on revenue of US$119.64 million for the first quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Looking forward to the second quarter, AsiaInfo-Linkage forecast adjusted net revenue of US$123.0 million to US$125.0 million and adjusted earnings of US$0.26 to US$0.29 per share. Analysts currently expect the company to earn US$0.28 per share on revenue of US$124.04 million for the second quarter.

by RTT Staff Writer

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