Check Point Software Technology (CHKP): Expecting Midpoint Or Better Results - Oppenheimer

October 7, 2016 6:38 AM EDT
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Price: $85.22 +0.74%

Rating Summary:
    16 Buy, 20 Hold, 3 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 21 | Down: 36 | New: 11
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Oppenheimer analyst, Shaul Eyal, reiterated his Outperform rating on shares of Checkpoint Software (NASDAQ: CHKP) following quarter-end checks with 25 Value Added Resellers (VARs).

The analyst expects the company to report results in line with its mid-point revenue guidance of $420M (up 4.1% YoY).

Key takeaways: 1) solid traction of CHKP's recently introduced high-end appliances (23800 &15600)

2) consistent European (36%) and US (48%) performance

3) easing maintenance discounting pressure that reflected negatively on 2Q results

4) the company's subscription-base-driven business model lending itself to high levels of predictability and profitability

5) customers' ongoing shift toward vendor consolidation as well as platform adoption.

At 14.2X FY18E EPS (ex-cash), CHKP offers 22% upside potential to the analyst's unchanged, $94 PT.

Earnings are expected 10/31 (pre-open).

For an analyst ratings summary and ratings history on Checkpoint Software click here. For more ratings news on Checkpoint Software click here.

Shares of Checkpoint Software closed at $77.76 yesterday.



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