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Delusional RIM CEO Says 'There's Nothing Wrong With The Company As It Exists Right Now' (RIMM)

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Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins says, "there's nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now." He was speaking on CBC radio, and his comments were picked up by the Canadian Press. He also said RIM is not in a "death spiral." Either he's completely out of touch,...
Delusional RIM CEO Says 'There's Nothing Wrong With The Company As It Exists Right Now' (RIMM)

HTC forecasts 55% increase in revenues in Q2, as sales of its One range take hold

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HTC believes it will see an upturn in its finances in its second quarter, predicting a 55% increase in revenues in its second quarter as sales of its new One range of Android smartphones begin to take hold. Reuters reports that the company expects its second quarter revenue to total T$105...
HTC forecasts 55% increase in revenues in Q2, as sales of its One range take hold

Nokia's Q4 2012: $584 million operating profit, $10.7 billion in net sales, 4.4 million Lumia phones sold

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Beleaguered phone maker Nokia this morning published its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, reporting a $584 million (439 million euros) operating profit on $10.7 billion in net sales (8.041 billion euros). Nokia says it sold 4.4 million Lumia devices, up from 2.9 million in the previous quarter....
Nokia's Q4 2012: $584 million operating profit, $10.7 billion in net sales, 4.4 million Lumia phones sold

Nokia warns of lower phone oultook, ships 2m Lumias

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Nokia sent out a warning on Wednesday that its results for the first quarter of 2012 would be worse than expected as its smartphone sales continued to struggle. Its operating margin would now be down by three percent instead of flat, while that for the just-started spring quarter would be...
Nokia warns of lower phone oultook, ships 2m Lumias

HTC forecasts gloomy quarter ahead on lower revenue and thinner margins

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HTC has announced its audited earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, and the results aren't spectacular, as expected from the unaudited numbers previously released. Revenue was NT$101.42 billion, a decline of 2.49 percent year on year, though the overall figure of NT$61.98 billion profit in 2011...
HTC forecasts gloomy quarter ahead on lower revenue and thinner margins

Meg Whitman Outlines HP's 5-Year Recovery Plan, Promises Growth By 2015

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Hewlett-Packard was once the king of Silicon Valley. Not anymore. After years of executive turnover, the company has lost its soul although the money keeps pouring in. Meg Whitman intends to right the massive HP ship and just outlined an ambitious five-year plan that promises new products by financial year...
Meg Whitman Outlines HP's 5-Year Recovery Plan, Promises Growth By 2015

Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in 'solid' Q4 2012; results 'exceeded expectations'

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Straight out of left field, Nokia has today announced that its fourth quarter of 2012 was surprisingly solid, making its stock price spike. Revealing its preliminary financial results for Q4 2012, Nokia says ‘Smart Devices’ net sales came in at approximately 1.2 billion euros, with total volumes of 6.6 million...
Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in 'solid' Q4 2012; results 'exceeded expectations'

Margin Call 2

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I expected Apple’s margins to improve  last quarter. They didn’t and so the question I needed to answer is why. Here is a history of Apple’s gross margin and operating margin as reported since late 2005: For a company selling hardware these are extraordinarily high margins. They are higher than...
Margin Call 2
Nokia warns of slow Q1 financials, even with 2M Lumias sold

Software Glitch Mars Nokia’s US Re-Entry

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Nokia Corp.’s Lumia 900 smartphone was supposed to help usher in a new era for the once-dominant Finnish mobile phone giant, but a software glitch could derail the company’s splashy re-entry into the U.S. Reuters Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is banking on a new smartphone lineup based on Microsoft’s Windows...
Software Glitch Mars Nokia’s US Re-Entry

Oracle Shares Dive After Earnings (ORCL)

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Oracle just released quarterly earnings results, and the stock is down around 6 percent in after-hours trading. Earnings per share missed estimates by a penny, coming in at $0.65. Revenues, however, came up shorter, at $8.97 billion versus the $9.37 billion expected by analysts. New software licenses and cloud software...
Oracle Shares Dive After Earnings (ORCL)

Citing “Short-Term Difficulties”, HTC Forecasts Weak Q1, Significant Revenue Drop

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Smartphones and tablets maker HTC this morning said it foresees a huge drop in revenue (PDF) in the first quarter, citing “short-term difficulties” as it gears up to – reportedly – launch four new phone models at the Mobile World Congress later this month. The Taiwanese company sees revenue dropping...
Citing “Short-Term Difficulties”, HTC Forecasts Weak Q1, Significant Revenue Drop

Oracle Earnings Meet The Street, As Profits Rise, Sales Drop

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Oracle just reported its earnings results for the quarter ended in August, and the headline is that sales are down, though net profits on a GAAP basis are up. On a non-GAAP basis, which is the number everyone looks at first, Oracle earned 53 cents a share, up 11 percent,...
Oracle Earnings Meet The Street, As Profits Rise, Sales Drop

HTC’s monthly revenues top $1.06 billion in April, still down 20% year-over-year

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HTC saw a small increase in revenues between March and April, its second successive increase in as many months, but the company saw sales fall 19.87 percent from the same month in 2011. The Taiwanese company saw April’s consolidated sales reach T$31.03 billion ($1.06 billion), compared with T$38.73 billion ($1.32 billion) in 2011,...
HTC’s monthly revenues top $1.06 billion in April, still down 20% year-over-year

CyberAgent's Q3 operating profit falls 44.2% Q-over-Q to $43.5M on kompu gacha ban

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Japanese media company CyberAgent has reported its third quarter sales rose 15.9 percent year-on-year to 33.7 billion yen ($431.2 million) but the affects of Japan’s recent ban on the kompu gacha sales tactic was very clear. The company’s third quarter operating profit was 3.4 billion yen ($43.5 million), an increase...
CyberAgent's Q3 operating profit falls 44.2% Q-over-Q to $43.5M on kompu gacha ban

SAP Execs Announce A Great Quarter But Warn Employees That Bonuses Might Not Happen (SAP)

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SAP is about to post one its best quarters ever. But that doesn't mean employees will automatically get a bonus, co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott warned employees yesterday. The execs told employees that "a continuation of the current spending levels could affect our bonus payout," reports Bloomberg. Employees...
SAP Execs Announce A Great Quarter But Warn Employees That Bonuses Might Not Happen (SAP)

Dell buyout just got (much) more complicated

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If Michael Dell and his cohorts at Silverlake Partners thought their $24 billion buyout plan for Dell announced a month ago would be a slam dunk, they have another think coming. Several other interested parties have surfaced, including billionaire Carl Icahn, and when Icahn gets involved things definitely get more complicated....
Dell buyout just got (much) more complicated

Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat

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Hewlett-Packard is at least starting today’s earnings report with good news: It has beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Per-share earnings at 98 cents beat the Street forecast of 91 cents, while sales, which were though to be light, came in at $30.7 billion, ahead of the $29.9 billion...
Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat

HTC barely ekes out a profit, expects HTC One to turn fortunes around

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HTC’s financial woes for the past 18 months continued as the company announced quarterly results on Thursday. Smartphone sales have been down for some time but the company managed to rake in NT$42.8 billion (US $1.45B). Unfortunately, operating margin was a scant 0.1 percent with overall first quarter profits of NT$85 million...
HTC barely ekes out a profit, expects HTC One to turn fortunes around

Once Dominant HTC Just Had Another Horrible Quarter (HTC, GOOG)

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Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- HTC Corp., Asia's second-largest smartphone maker, posted operating income that was lower than analysts' estimates as a lack of new models prompted a loss of market share. Fourth-quarter operating income for the period was NT$600 million ($21 million), compared with the NT$1.11 billion average of 20...
Once Dominant HTC Just Had Another Horrible Quarter (HTC, GOOG)
Olympus confirms 2,700 layoffs, plans to focus on mirrorless and high-end compact cameras

HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)

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HP's earnings came in ahead of expectations, but revenue was lower than expected. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $30.0 billion.  That's a drop of 32% and 7% respectively from last year, but it's better than what Wall Street expected. Analysts were expecting EPS of...
HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)

So long, break-even

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The following is another excerpt from a report titled “iTunes Business Review” which will soon be available for purchase through the Asymco Store. If you are interested in the product please get in touch. — iTunes store will be 10 years old next month. From its inception Apple has stated...
So long, break-even
Apple's revenue in and outs

Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down

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Within HP’s quarterly results today, a bit of a development on Autonomy, the company’s $10.2 billion enterprise software purchase from last year that was profitable when HP bought it but in the last quarter saw “significant” declines in its core licensing revenue: its founder and head Mike Lynch is stepping...
Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down

Google dives after reporting $14.10 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $6.53

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Update: Trading of Google has been halted. The exact cause of the cessation is not yet known. TNW is on the case. More shortly. Today Google announced its quarterly earnings, reporting some $14.10 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $6.53. The market reacted negatively, sending the company’s stock...
Google dives after reporting $14.10 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $6.53

Who will be Microsoft’s Tim Cook?

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As previously noted, Apple has overtaken Microsoft (and Google) in operating margin percentage. This is an astonishing statistic as Apple is still largely perceived to be a “hardware company” while Microsoft is a “software company” and Google is a “services company.” To suggest that “hardware” could be more operationally profitable...
Who will be Microsoft’s Tim Cook?

Nokia lowers Q1 2012 outlook despite ‘early momentum with Lumia’

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Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia this morning announced that it has lowered its first-quarter 2012 outlook for the key Devices & Services unit. Press release is below, we’re digging through it and updating this post. Difficult financial performance reflects company in transition Positive early momentum in Lumia smartphone strategy Nokia...
Nokia lowers Q1 2012 outlook despite ‘early momentum with Lumia’

HTC lowers Q2 outlook following low European smartphone demand, US customs delays

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HTC has been forced to amend its second quarter sales forecasts after lower-than-expected demand in Europe and a block on US imports of its new smartphones hampered its progress as it attempts to reclaim market share from rivals Samsung and Apple. The company said on Wednesday that its unaudited consolidated...
HTC lowers Q2 outlook following low European smartphone demand, US customs delays

VALUATION EXPERT ASWATH DAMODARAN: This Is The Price Where I'd Buy Facebook (FB)

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Just before Facebook went public, valuation guru Aswath Damodaran said the stock would see a "Goldilocks IPO" - not too hot, not too cold.  And he was right. Shortly after, Damodaran argued that Facebook's fair value was around $29. Based on his up-to-date valuation analysis, he sees Facebook's intrinsic value...
VALUATION EXPERT ASWATH DAMODARAN: This Is The Price Where I'd Buy Facebook (FB)
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