Apple crushes estimates in Q2, reports profit of $11.6 billion on $39.2 billion in revenue

By on April 24, 2012 at 4:30 PM.

Apple crushes estimates in Q2, reports profit of $11.6 billion on $39.2 billion in revenue

After a rough month that saw Apple’s stock tumble nearly $90 from a high of $644 earlier this month to as low as $555.18 on Tuesday, Apple reported its earnings for the second fiscal quarter on Tuesday after the market closed. Following a last-minute round of panic that swept Wall Street, Apple posted a net profit of $11.6 billion, or$12.30 per share — up 94% year-over-year — on revenue of $39.2 billion, crushing the Street’s consensus. Analysts were expecting earnings of $10.06 per share on $36.81 billion in sales. Read on for more. More →

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Google posts Q1 results, beats Wall Street’s consensus; announces 2-for-1 stock split

By on April 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM.

Google posts Q1 results, beats Wall Street’s consensus; announces 2-for-1 stock split

Google on Thursday reported its results for the first quarter, topping Wall Street’s estimates. The Internet giant managed earnings of $10.08 per share on $10.65 billion in revenue, beating analysts EPS estimates of $9.64 and $8.1 billion in sales. Net revenue came in at $8.14 billion after $2.51 billion in traffic acquisition costs, in line with estimates. In the same quarter a year earlier, Google posted an adjusted profit of $8.08 per share $6.5 billion in sales. The company also plans to create a new class of non-voting capital stock that effectively creates a 2-for-1 stock split. The new class C shares will be traded under a separate ticker. “Google had another great quarter with revenues up 24% year on year,” Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement. “We also saw tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube. We are still at the very early stages of what technology can do to improve people’s lives and we have enormous opportunities ahead. It is a very exciting time to be at Google.” A letter from Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin explaining the decision to split the company’s stock follows below along with the Google’s earnings release. More →

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Apple reports Q4 earnings; misses big on iPhone sales, steady on iPad, Mac sales

By on October 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM.

Apple reports Q4 earnings; misses big on iPhone sales, steady on iPad, Mac sales

Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011. Wall Street was expecting revenue of $29.5 billion and earnings of $7.29 per share. The company delivered revenue of $28.27 billion and earnings of $7.05 per share. Apple sold 17.1 million iPhones, 11.1 million iPads, and 4.89 million Macs. While this was Apple’s biggest September quarter ever, the company still missed on most Wall Street estimates. During the third fiscal quarter this year, Apple recorded revenue of $28.57 billion on sales of 20.34 million iPhones, 9.25 million iPads, and 3.95 million Macs into channels. Apple’s full press release is after the break.
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Sprint reports big Q2 loss as it sheds 101,000 postpaid subs

By on July 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM.

Sprint reports big Q2 loss as it sheds 101,000 postpaid subs

Sprint on Thursday reported greater than expected losses in the second quarter despite modest revenue growth. The nation’s No. 3 carrier pulled in $8.3 billion in its June quarter, up 4% from the same quarter a year prior, but it wasn’t enough to bring the company back into the black. Sprint’s net losses in the second quarter totalled $827 million, 11% worse than the $760 million loss it reported in the second quarter of 2010. On the bright side, however, those losses include $588 million in bad investments and a $52 million tax charge from the state of Michigan, so Sprint would have shown sequential and year-over-year improvements if not for those losses. Sprint also reported its best subscriber churn of late in the second quarter, adding more than a million new subscribers despite shedding 101,000 net wireless postpaid customers. “Sprint’s second quarter results, including our fourteenth consecutive quarter of improved customer care satisfaction, our best ever postpaid churn, more than 1 million net wireless subscriber additions and wireless service revenue growth, validate that our focus on providing simplicity, value and an unmatched customer experience is working,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse in a statement. Of note, sprint also announced a deal with LightSquared on Thursday that will see it bring 4G LTE services to 260 million Americans by 2015. Sprint’s full earnings release follows below. More →

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LG revenue hits $13.3B in Q2 on strong TV sales; mobile biz grows, still not profitable

By on July 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM.

LG revenue hits $13.3B in Q2 on strong TV sales; mobile biz grows, still not profitable

LG on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that showed notable growth, though the consumer electronics giant still hasn’t found a way to return its mobile business to profitability. The company’s revenue for the quarter reached KRW 14.4 trillion (U.S. $13.3 billion), up 9.3% sequentially. Following two straight quarters of losses, LG reported a net profit of KRW 108 billion (U.S. $99.6 million) in the second quarter thanks to solid TV sales and cost-cutting efforts. The company’s operating income of KRW 158 billion (U.S. $145.8 million) was up 25% from the same quarter last year, and up 21% over the first quarter. LG’s mobile business is still struggling, however; despite improved performance, LG Mobile Communications Company still reported a loss of KRW 54 billion (U.S. $49.8 million) on sales of KRW 3.25 trillion (U.S. $3 billion), up 11.6% compared to the first quarter. The South Korean firm said it expects to see modest year-over-year growth in the third quarter. LG’s full press release follows below. More →

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RadioShack dumps T-Mobile, will offer Verizon instead from mid-September

By on July 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM.

RadioShack dumps T-Mobile, will offer Verizon instead from mid-September

Verizon Wireless products and services have been noticeably absent from RadioShack’s wireless portfolio, but that comes to an end this fall. The nationwide retailer on Tuesday announced an agreement that will finally see it begin to offer devices from the country’s top carrier on September 15th. At the same time, The Shack announced that it will stop selling T-Mobile products and services a day earlier on September 14th. Following the company’s second-quarter earnings report, which saw net income slide 53% from the same quarter last year, RadioShack stock climbed 7% on the news. “This is a substantial win for our customers, as this relationship with the nation’s largest wireless provider will further enhance our position as a leading multi-carrier wireless retailer,” RadioShack CEO Jim Gooch said in a statement. “The addition of Verizon Wireless, in combination with our existing carrier partners, positions us to now offer the best assortment of carriers, rate plans, devices and accessories for every consumer need.” RadioShack’s full press release follows below. More →

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Sony Ericsson posts Q2 loss, blames Japan earthquakes

By on July 15, 2011 at 7:40 AM.

Sony Ericsson posts Q2 loss, blames Japan earthquakes

Sony Ericsson on Friday posted a net loss of €50 million in the second quarter of 2011, blaming supply constraints resulting from devastating earthquakes that shook Japan earlier this year for the difficult quarter. The steep loss was not expected by the Street, and it is down from a profit of €12 million in the second quarter of 2010 and €11 million last quarter. Sony Ericsson’s shipments fell 31% from the same quarter last year to just 7.6 million units, while analysts expected shipments ranging from 8 million to 11 million handsets. Revenue for the quarter totalled €1.19 billion, down from €1.76 billion in the same quarter a year prior. “Sony Ericsson’s second quarter profitability was affected by the March 11 earthquake in Japan. We estimate that the impact of earthquake-related supply chain constraints on our portfolio was close to 1.5 million units, with most of the effect in the early part of the quarter,” said Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg in a statement. “Our shift to Android-based smartphones continues with smartphone sales accounting for more than 70 percent of our total sales during the quarter. We have shipped more than 16 million Xperia smartphones to date. We have introduced eight new Xperia smartphones this year and we continue to see strong consumer and operator demand across the Xperia smartphone portfolio.” The struggling phone vendor did say it expects business to improve in the second half of 2011, and it forecasts modest industry growth for the full year. Sony Ericsson said is share of the global Android smartphone market during the second quarter roughly 11%. The company’s full press release follows below. More →

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Google reports Q2 earnings; stock soars as revenue, EPS crushes the Street

By on July 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM.

Google reports Q2 earnings; stock soars as revenue, EPS crushes the Street

Shares of Google stock jumped more than 10% in after-hours trading following the Internet giant’s second-quarter earnings report. “We had a great quarter, with revenue up 32% year on year for a record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,” said Google CEO Larry Page in a statement. “I’m super excited about the amazing response to Google+ which lets you share just like in real life.” Google reported revenue of $9.03 billion in its June quarter, up 32% over the same quarter last year and well above the Street’s $6.5 billion consensus. EPS came in at $8.76, also well above Wall Street’s consensus of $7.86, and Google’s net income for the quarter totalled#2.85 billion, up from $2.08 billion in the second quarter last hear. Google also noted that Android activations are currently up to 550,000 devices per day, and its invite-only Google+ social network now has more than 10 million members. Google’s full press release follows below. More →

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Android makes Microsoft more money than Windows Phone

By on May 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM.

Android makes Microsoft more money than Windows Phone

According to a report by Citi analyst Walter Pritchard, Microsoft may be making more money off Google’s Android operating system than it makes off its own Windows Phone platform — five times more, in fact. Pritchard states that as a result of a patent settlement, HTC is required to pay Microsoft $5 for every Android phone sold. Analyst Horace Dediu estimates that HTC has sold 30 million Android smartphones to date, which adds up to $150 million in the bank for Microsoft. Dediu notes that Microsoft has reported Windows Phone sales totaling 2 million licenses to date, and he estimates the company’s license fee to be $15 for a total of just $30 million. Pritchart notes that Microsoft is currently suing other Android phone makers for infringements on the company’s intellectual property, and is seeking between $7.50 and $12.50 per device sold. As much money as the company is making on sales of HTC’s Android phones, it’s easy to see why Microsoft is pursuing other cell phone makers with similar suits. More →

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Qualcomm announces Q2 earnings; record revenues of $3.9B

By on April 21, 2011 at 12:41 AM.

Qualcomm announces Q2 earnings; record revenues of $3.9B

Qualcomm on Wednesday reported its earnings for the fiscal second quarter or 2011. Strong demand for smartphones and other connected devices that utilize the company’s chips drove record revenues of $3.88 billion, up 46% over the second quarter in fiscal 2010. Operating income and net profits were up year-over-year as well; operating income was up 38% to $1.07 billion and profits were up 29% to $999 million. Compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2011 however, operating income was down 3% and profits were down 15%. Qualcomm expects continued success moving forward, and the company raised its fiscal 2011 guidance as a result. “We are pleased to report record quarterly revenues, and we are raising our revenue and earnings guidance for the year as the demand for smartphones across an array of geographies and tiers continues to grow,” said Qualcomm CEO Paul E. Jacobsin a statement. “In addition, we have resolved the second of the two previously disclosed licensee disputes. We continue to execute on our strategic priorities as our partners deploy our technologies and solutions to offer leading wireless products and services to consumers worldwide.” Hit the break for the full release. More →

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AT&T reports Q1 earnings; iPhone activations up by 1 million in spite of Verizon iPhone launch

By on April 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM.

AT&T reports Q1 earnings; iPhone activations up by 1 million in spite of Verizon iPhone launch

AT&T on Wednesday reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2011. The report is highlighted by impressive iPhone activations that were up by almost 1 million units year-over-year to 3.6 million. Many analysts believed Verizon Wireless’ launch of the iPhone 4 in early February would have a tremendous impact on AT&T’s iPhone business, but the effects were far less significant than expected. First-quarter revenue came in at $31.2 billion, up 2.3% over the same quarter last year, but operating income dropped from $6 billion in the first quarter of 2010 to $5.8 billion in the first quarter this year. The carrier added 2 million wireless subscribers in the first quarter of 2011 for a total of 97.5 million as of the end of March. Thanks in large part to the iPhone 4, AT&T also sold a record 5.5 million smartphones in the quarter. Smartphone users now combine to comprise 46.2% of AT&T’s postpaid subscriber base, which played a large role in pushing wireless revenue up 10.2% over the first quarter in 2010 to $15.3 billion. Wireless data revenue was up by $1 billion in the quarter, and branded computing subscribers — a category that includes tablet, aircard and other data-only product users — were up about 100% over the same quarter last year to 3.4 million. AT&T only sold 322,000 tablets in the quarter, roughly 258,000 of which were booked as prepaid, further supporting the notion that first-quarter iPad sales were far less impressive than analysts had expected. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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Samsung reports Q4 earnings: revenue and income grow, profit slides

By on January 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM.

Samsung reports Q4 earnings: revenue and income grow, profit slides

Samsung on Friday reported its fourth quarter and full year 2010 earnings, highlighting revenue and net income growth but missing Wall Street’s consensus as operating profit slid for the first time in six quarters. The company posted fourth quarter revenue of 41.87 trillion won, up 7% from the same quarter in 2009, and net income was up 13% year-over-year to 3.42 trillion won. Operating profit missed the Street’s consensus, however, falling 12% year-over-year to 3.01 trillion won. Samsung reported record revenue for the full year, up 13% from 2009 to 154.63 trillion won. 2010 net income set a full-year record as well, up 65% year-over-year to 16.15 trillion won, as did full-year operating income, which came in at 17.3 trillion won. Samsung’s mobile division reported a record profit of 1.44 trillion won in the fourth quarter, up 38% year-over-year, and the company shipped 80.7 million cell phones in the quarter. Full-year shipments reached 280 million units, up 23% from 2009 and outpacing the global market. Hit the break for Samsung’s full press release. More →

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