operating margins

operating margins

Some Perspective

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I don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land. I think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening. But let's put...
Some Perspective
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Carl Icahn and Southeastern Propose Alternative Offer To Michael Dell's Buyout

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Dell shareholders Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management have teamed up to propose an alternative offer to founder Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion leveraged buyout deal. According to correspondence obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Icahn and Southeastern say they would give Dell shareholders the option to continue holding stock in...
Carl Icahn and Southeastern Propose Alternative Offer To Michael Dell's Buyout

A Closer Look: Facebook’s Operating Margins Decline With Growing Headcount, International Growth

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One thing that has been remarkable about Facebook is its willingness to expand in developing markets that many other consumer Internet companies would otherwise write off because they’re hard to monetize. But that growth abroad plus the company’s increasing headcount and share-based compensation expenses are eating into its operating margins,...
A Closer Look: Facebook’s Operating Margins Decline With Growing Headcount, International Growth

At Last, HP Beats Street in Q1 Earnings Report

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Hewlett-Packard’s quarterly results just cross the wires and for the first time in awhile they’re better than expected and there aren’t any unexpected bad surprises Earnings on a per-share basis were 82 cents, beating the consensus view of 71 cents, while sales, at $28.4 billion were better than the $27.8...
At Last, HP Beats Street in Q1 Earnings Report

RIM’s tailspin

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The number of BlackBerry phones sold fell 41% year-on-year in the last RIM fiscal quarter. Sequentially the fall was 30%. Though surprisingly poor, I note that Nokia’s smartphone business fell even more dramatically last quarter (down 50% y/y and 39% sequentially). LG also saw a 44% decline in unit shipments...
RIM’s tailspin
Skyfire gets $10M to take mobile data compression global
Amazon crushes estimates in Q1

Why GitHub decided to raise a giant $100M in venture capital

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GitHub founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner might have waited a while to raise venture capital for his company, but when he eventually did, he went big. A year ago, GitHub announced that it had closed a $100 million funding round, almost all of it from Andreessen Horowitz, the VC fund’s largest...
Why GitHub decided to raise a giant $100M in venture capital

HTC Q2 revenue forecast 55 percent higher than Q1, but still well below 2011's numbers

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2012 hasn't been a great year for HTC financially, but things might finally be turning around as the company is forecasting a 55 percent revenue increase for Q2 of this year. Back on April 6th, the company reported unaudited revenues of NT$67.8 billion (about $2.3 billion), a 35 percent...
HTC Q2 revenue forecast 55 percent higher than Q1, but still well below 2011's numbers

The Only Two Questions Facebook Has To Answer With Its Q4 Earnings (FB)

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Facebook reports Q4 earnings today. We'll have live coverage and analysis, so make sure to come back. There are really only two big questions investors want Facebook to answer. Facebook managed to re-accelerate advertising revenue growth during Q3. Did revenue acceleration continue in Q4? If growth is greater than 32% y/y,...
The Only Two Questions Facebook Has To Answer With Its Q4 Earnings (FB)

Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others

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Evolv, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised another $15 million in Series D financing, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners with existing investors GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Khosla Ventures also participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $44...
Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others

The Valuation Guru Who Nailed Apple Reveals Facebook's Fair Price (FB)

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Aswath Damodaran, NYU's legendary finance professor, has made two monster calls in recent weeks. 1) He sold Apple near the top after hold it for 15 years. 2) He said Facebook would be a "Goldilocks IPO" – not too hot, not too cold. That latter call may still be up...
The Valuation Guru Who Nailed Apple Reveals Facebook's Fair Price (FB)

Nokia Q4 2012 Beats The Street On Sales Of $10.7B, EPS Of €0.08, 4.4M Lumias Sold

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Nokia continues to turn its ship around, slowly. The Finnish handset maker — once the world’s largest but hit bad by competition from Android device makers and Apple — today reported Q4 earnings that showed a marked improvement over last quarter. Revenues were $10.7 billion, on EPS of $0.08, beating...
Nokia Q4 2012 Beats The Street On Sales Of $10.7B, EPS Of €0.08, 4.4M Lumias Sold

HP Earnings Better Than Feared, But Still Not Great, Analyst Says

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Shares of Hewlett-Packard are rising by more than 5 percent in pre-market trading this morning, following Thursday’s quarterly earnings report that blew right past the consensus. But HP is by no means anywhere near out of the wilderness in which it has languished for the last year and change. Deutsche...
HP Earnings Better Than Feared, But Still Not Great, Analyst Says

Activision Blizzard beats earnings expectations as Call of Duty and Skylanders blast rivals

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Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. But it warned that 2013 will be a tougher year. Sales were driven by Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Skylanders: Giants, which were both released last fall. On a non-GAAP basis, the earnings per...
Activision Blizzard beats earnings expectations as Call of Duty and Skylanders blast rivals
Open thread: Optical versus Social

HTC revenue and profits plummet

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Mobile handset maker warns first-quarter revenues could fall 17% and operating profit margins could drop almost to zeroThe Taiwanese mobile handset maker, HTC, showed the extent of the squeeze it is suffering from South Korean rival Samsung as it warned first-quarter revenues could fall 17% compared to the last three...
HTC revenue and profits plummet

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
RIM's downward spiral visualized
An iPhone priced below $200 would devastate RIM and Nokia - and Apple's margins

Nokia Shares Are Tanking On Awful Earnings

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - A big fall in sales of Nokia's basic phones overshadowed a stronger performance from its Lumia smartphones in the first quarter, and it said it expected operating margins to deteriorate, sending its shares tumbling. The Finnish mobile phone maker also reported an unexpected fall in sales at...
Nokia Shares Are Tanking On Awful Earnings

Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: €7.5 billion In Net Sales, Negative EPS Of -$0.09

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Nokia has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 financials. It’s reported €7.5 billion in net sales, a slight increase from €7.4 billion last quarter. Lumia sales are up to 4 million, and basic devices were also up to 73 million units. But it’s being done at discounted costs: net sales are...
Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: €7.5 billion In Net Sales, Negative EPS Of -$0.09

Bitcoin Miners Are Racking Up $150,000 A Day In Power Consumption Alone

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There’s a gold rush going on these days, or a Bitcoin rush, at least. Driven by the recent swings in the value of a Bitcoin, more and more people are learning about and becoming interested in the currency. While they could just buy Bitcoins at the current market rate, others...
Bitcoin Miners Are Racking Up $150,000 A Day In Power Consumption Alone

Dell Shareholders Like Dividend Plan, Analysts Not So Much

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First came a dividend and now a promise to trim costs. Shareholders appeared to like what they saw from Dell today, as its shares rose by 30 cents more than 2.5 percent to $12.27. Word of the dividend came a day ahead of today’s meeting with analysts in Austin during...
Dell Shareholders Like Dividend Plan, Analysts Not So Much

Back In Its Skinny Jeans, Cisco Systems Looks for Fat Profits

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Networking giant Cisco systems will report quarterly earnings today after the markets close in New York, and the pressure will be on CEO John Chambers to show that the changes made as a result of the company-wide restructuring he led last year — the one that made Cisco look like...
Back In Its Skinny Jeans, Cisco Systems Looks for Fat Profits

LIVE: Facebook Earnings! (FB)

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Facebook will report its fourth quarter earnings just after 4PM Eastern today.  We'll have live coverage and analysis right here. Click here to update this post. Here are Wall Street's expectations: EPS: $0.15 Revenues: $1.53 billion There are two big questions Facebook will answer today. If the answer to both...
LIVE: Facebook Earnings! (FB)

Call of Duty game publishing giant Activision Blizzard beats earnings estimates and raises guidance

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Activision Blizzard, the largest independent game publisher and maker of games like Call of Duty, reported its third quarter earnings for the period ending Sept. 30, beating expectations for the period. It also raised expectations based on a brighter outlook. Activision Blizzard’s results are a bellwether for the traditional...
Call of Duty game publishing giant Activision Blizzard beats earnings estimates and raises guidance

IBM Has Challenges, But Still Looks Solid Going Into Q4 Earnings Report

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Computing giant IBM will report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the full year today after the close of markets in New York. Analysts expect Big Blue to report per-share earnings of $5.25 on sales of $29.1 billion. Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank Securities expects the quarters results...
IBM Has Challenges, But Still Looks Solid Going Into Q4 Earnings Report
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