Citrix Systems met analysts' reduced estimates in its second quarter Wednesday, earning $20.8 million, or 10 cents a share, on sales of $106.1 million.
First Call Corp. consensus pegged Citrix for a profit of 10 cents a share.
Analysts originally expected Citrix to earn 16 cents a share in the quarter but lowered their estimates after the software developer warned
that its second-quarter sales and earnings would be lower than expected.
The $106.1 million in sales represents a 12 percent improvement from the year-ago quarter when it earned $30.2 million, or 16 cents a share, on sales of $94.4 million.
Company officials blamed a faster-than-expected transition from a shrink-wrap "box" licensing model to a paper/electronic licensing model for the sales shortfall as well as sluggish sales in Asia.
Last quarter, Citrix topped analysts' estimates when it raked in $43.9 million, or 21 cents a share, on sales of $127.5 million.
Its shares raced up to a 52-week high of 122 5/16 in March before plunging to a low of 17 1/2 earlier this month following the profit warning.
Five of the 10 analysts tracking the stock rate it either a "buy" or "strong buy" while the others rate it a "hold."
Analysts are expecting it to earn 64 cents a share in the fiscal year.