Gennum swings to Q3 loss

on September 23 2009 5:53 PM

Canadian intellectual property company Gennum Corp swung to a third-quarter loss, hurt by a restructuring charge and reduced inventory levels at customers.

The company reported a net loss of $4.3 million, or 12 cents a share, compared with a net income of $6.4 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago.

Gennum, which took a restructuring charge of $5.5 million in the quarter, said revenue fell 36 percent to $21.4 million.

Analysts on average were expecting a loss of 1 cent, before special items, on revenue of $21.3 million, according to Reuters Estimates.

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue in the third quarter was 69 percent, down from 76 percent last year.

Shares of Gennum closed at C$4.33 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Amit Kumar in Bangalore; Editing by Pradeep)