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Seagate's (STX) Q3 Earnings and Revenue Miss Estimates

The storage solution provider, Seagate Technology Public Limited Company STX is mainly known as one of the largest manufacturers of hard disk drives (HDD) which caters to the needs of individual and small businesses. However, for the past few years the company is focusing on the larger enterprise segment, where technology upgrades and cloud-related investments are on the rise. Moreover, Seagate’s cloud-based applications have generated ample customer interest.

However, increased investment in new and innovative products, sluggish macroeconomic conditions and a flattish price environment, and severe competition from other players in the space has made this sector a very tough one to be in for the short term. Due to this, investors are eagerly awaiting STX’s earnings report in order to set the record straight and to give some guidance on where this company is heading.

This is especially true given the recent earnings estimate revisions for STX as the consensus estimate has been going slightly lower. However, STX does have somewhat decent history when it comes to recent earnings reports as the stock has beaten estimates thrice and meets once in the last four quarters, making for an average surprise of approximately 11.04%.

Currently, STX has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could definitely change following the company’s earnings report which was just released. We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Earnings: STX miss Q3 earnings. Our consensus called for EPS of 38 cents, and the company posted adjusted EPS of 22 cents.

Revenue: Revenues missed. Seagate posted revenues of $2,595 million, compared to our consensus estimate of $2,603 million.

Check back later for our full write up on this STX earnings report later!

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