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October 4, 2012


Informatica (INFA) Plunges 28% on Q3 Earnings Warning
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Informatica (INFA, $23.95) shares today are plummeting more than 28%, hitting a
new 52-week low, after issuing a negative Q3 pre-announcement. This is the
company’s second miss in a row, having pre-announced a Q2 shortfall in July.

Blaming “continued operational challenges” in Europe, Informatica, a provider of
data-integration software, sees Q3 revenue coming in at $189 million to $191
million, below the consensus estimate of $200.7 million, with per-share earnings of
25 cents to 27 cents, vs. the consensus of 34 cents. Informatica sees Q3 license
revenue in a range of $65 million to $67 million.
In the July 2012 issue (TSP #125) of Tech-Stock Prospector, we wrote about the
elevated risk in Informatica shares associated with the “cockroach theory,” which
basically states that one earnings miss is often followed by another.

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