NQ Mobile Issues Strong 2014 Revenue Guidance

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NQ Mobile Issues Strong 2014 Revenue Guidance

NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) issued strong 2014 revenue guidance of $305 million to $310 million during the recent analyst day meeting.

After attending the recent analyst meeting, T. Michael Walkley and team at Canaccord Genuity point out NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) is well positioned in the mobile security and applications market space.

NQ Mobile’s third quarter results

Recently, the leading global provider of mobile Internet services provider reported strong third quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2013. Its net revenue increased over 110% year-on-year to $54.2 million, surpassing the high-end of the company’s previous guidance of $50 million to $51 million.

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NQ Mobile’s revenue guidance beat estimates

NQ Mobile Inc management’s recent revenue guidance at the analyst day meeting surpassed Canaccord Genuity’s estimates of $289 million. This translates into 60% year-on-year growth against the analyst’s 2013 sales estimates. The analysts anticipate that given NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ)’s increasing focus on non-subscription active user monetization, its 2014 sales mix will continue to shift toward Advertising and Enterprise as against MVAS. Canaccord Genuity’s analysts point out that NQ’s 2014 sales guidance assumes a mix of 45 to 50% MVAS, 20 to 25% advertising and 25 to 30% enterprise.

Canaccord Genuity’s analysts point out that NQ management sounded confident of findings in the special committee’s independent review of recent short seller accusations.

NQ to leverage new products

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The analysts also point out that during the analyst day, NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) management highlighted an increasing focus on monetizing the company’s large and growing global user base through a diverse set of new products that include core products NQ Vault, NQ Family Guardian and NQ Mobile Security.

The analysts anticipate NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) will continue to grow its paying premium user totals within its under-penetrated active user base by leveraging new products including NQ Care, Music Radar, NQ Live and increasingly through gaming and both in-app and in-game advertising.

Canaccord Genuity’s analysts believe such a move aligns with NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ)’s strategy to grow overtime into a larger mobile software company.

Enthused by NQ’s 2014 sales guidance above the analysts’ estimates, Canaccord Genuity’s analysts have increased their 2014 proforma EPS estimate from $1.43 to $1.50 and increased their price target for NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) to $29 with a Buy rating.

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Mani is a Senior Financial Consultant. He has worked in Senior Management role in large banking, financial and information technology organizations. He has provided solutions for major banking and securities firms across the globe in the area of retail, corporate and investment banking. He holds MBA (Finance) and Professional Management Accounting Qualifications. His hobbies are tracking global financial developments and watching sports
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