Saturday, 5 May 2012

S&P Capital IQ Reiterates BUY Rating on Realnetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK)

Analyst Scott Kessler of S&P Capital IQ maintains his BUY rating on the shares of Realnetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK). 

In a research note published yesterday, the analyst mentions that the company reported Q1 loss per share of $0.49 vs a loss of $0.36, that was $0.09 worse than the Capital IQ consensus estimate. Realnetworks’ revenues fell 17%, marginally above the Capital IQ consensus forecast. The company’s fundamental story has been challenged for a number of quarters, the analyst says. The company is looking into better focus and to generate shareholder value, as SaaS and games operations being strategic alternatives. Realnetworks has around $287 million in cash/short term investment, with turnaround efforts ensuing, according to S&P Capital IQ.

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