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THIS QTR: EPS: .01/share REV: 219.8/M
LAST QTR: EPS: .01/share ACTUAL: -.01/share (MISS)
NEXT QTR: EPS: .04/share REV: 224.14/M
FULL YR: EPS: .02/share REV: 872.47/M
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BEAT/MISS RECORD: 52% OF THE TIME THEY BEAT ESTIMATES
PRIOR ‘JUMP ZONE’ MOVES (LAST 3 QTRS %) -12.35, -3.8, -13.13
EXPECTED JUMP MOVE: 10%
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(Bloomberg) — Several federal agencies on Wednesday warned hospitals and cyber-researchers about “credible” information “of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and health-care providers.”The FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security and known as CISA, said hackers were targeting the sector, “often leading to ransomware attacks, data theft and the disruption of health-care services,” according to an advisory.The advisory warned that hackers might use Ryuk ransomware “for financial gain.”The warning comes as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across the country. The cybersecurity company FireEye Inc. said multiple U.S hospitals had been hit by a “coordinated” ransomware attack, with at least three publicly confirming being struck this week.Ransomware is a type of computer virus that locks up computers until a ransom is paid for a decryption key.The attack was carried out by a financially motivated cybercrime group dubbed UNC1878 by computer security researchers, according to Charles Carmakal, FireEye’s strategic services chief technology officer. At least three hospitals were severely affected by ransomware on Tuesday, he said, and multiple hospitals have been hit over the past several weeks. UNC1878 intends to target and deploy ransomware to hundreds of other hospitals, Carmakal said.“We are experiencing the most significant cybersecurity threat we’ve ever seen in the United States,” he said. “UNC1878, an Eastern European financially motivated threat actor, is deliberately targeting and disrupting U.S. hospitals, forcing them to divert patients to other health-care providers.”Multiple hospitals have already been significantly affected by Ryuk ransomware and their networks have been taken offline, Carmakal added. “UNC1878 is one of most brazen, heartless, and disruptive threat actors I’ve observed over my career.”Attackers using Trickbot malware, which is also cited in the federal advisory, claimed Monday in private communications channel to have attacked more than 400 hospitals in the U.S., said Alex Holden, the founder of the cyber investigations firm Hold Security. By Tuesday, the Trickbot attack group — which frequently works with ransomware operators Ryuk — claimed to have ransomed about 30 medical facilities around the country, Holden said.Noncriminals running these malware and ransomware operations are known to embellish their achievements, he said.St. Lawrence Health System in New York, Sonoma Valley Hospital in California, and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Oregon on Tuesday all publicly stated they were affected by ransomware attacks, according to local news reports.The ransomware that has targeted hospitals, retirement communities and medical centers this year has typically started with emails that purport to be corporate communications and sometimes contain the name of the victim or their company in the text or its subject line, according to a FireEye report released Wednesday. However, the emails can contain malicious Google Docs, typically in the form of a PDF file, that contains a link to malware. The use of multiple links, as well as PDF files, can help trick email filters designed to spot simpler phishing tactics.(Updates the first three paragraphs with advisory.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
FireEye's (FEYE) Q3 bottom line reflects benefit from increased demand for cybersecurity solutions and efficient cost management.
At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Kate Patterson. Good afternoon, and thanks to everyone on the call for joining us today to discuss FireEye’s financial results for the third quarter of 2020. This call is being broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of FireEye’s website at investors.fireeye.com.
Shares of FireEye rose 4% in Tuesday's extended trading session after the cybersecurity company's 3Q EPS jumped more than five-fold to $0.11 year-over-year and handily surpassed analysts’ estimates of $0.07 per share.FireEye’s (FEYE) 3Q revenues grew 6% to $238 million year-on-year and beat Street estimates of $227.7 million. The company’s CEO Kevin Mandia said, “Our third quarter results reflect the progress we have made transforming our business. We delivered record revenue, and record non-GAAP operating income, operating margin, and earnings per share as our revenue mix continued to shift to higher growth Mandiant Solutions compared to the third quarter of 2019.”Buoyed by the stronger-than-expected 3Q results, FireEye raised its full-year outlook. The company now projects 2020 revenues between $930-$934 million, up from the earlier expectations of $905-$925 million. Adjusted EPS is forecasted to be in the range of $0.28-$0.30, up from the previous guidance range of $0.22-$0.26. (See FEYE stock analysis on TipRanks).For the 4Q, the company expects revenues to land between $237-$241 million and adjusted EPS to be in the range of $0.09-$0.11. Analysts expect the company to report sales and EPS of $236.4 million and $0.10 per share, respectively.Ahead of the earnings, Robert W. Baird analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver called the stock a “positive Fresh Pick” and reiterated a Buy rating with a price target of $18 (27.8% upside potential). In a note to investors on Oct. 14, Ruykhaver said that the stock looks attractive on valuation front given its underperformance following strong 2Q results. Shares down almost 15% on a year-to-date basis.Currently, the Street is cautiously optimistic on the stock. The Moderate Buy analyst consensus is based on 4 Buys and 6 Holds. , the average price target of $16.75 implies upside potential of about 18.9% to current levels.Related News: F5 Networks’ 1Q Outlook Beats The Street; Shares Gain 4.3% Varonis Beats 3Q Profit Estimates; Shares Spike 9% NXP Sees Higher 4Q Sales; Shares Rise More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Apple Snaps Up AI Video Startup For $50M To Enhance Apps – Report * 3M Shares Fall Despite 3Q Beat; Street Says Hold * Mirati Therapeutics Sets Share Price For $800M Public Offering * Crocs 3Q Earnings Soar 65% As Online Sales Spike; Shares Gain 5%
FireEye is a pure-play cybersecurity firm that offers solutions for networks, endpoints, and email. FireEye's products for on-premises and cloud-based security are supplemented by its services division, with its Mandiant consulting group as a main player in the market for breach responses and security assessments. The company's security experts can be used on-demand by customers and help FireEye innovative its product offerings. The California-based company sells products worldwide, was founded in 2004, and went public in 2013.
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