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Cisco to cut 6,500 jobs to boost profits

July 20th, 2011

Cisco announced on Tuesday that it will layoff 9% of its workforce, or 6,500 jobs, in an effort to boost profits. That figure is lower than original speculation that the company would cut 10,000 employees. Cisco made the move as part of an effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs while spurring profit growth, …

HTC ships 9.7M units in Q1, revenue up 174% year-over-year

April 29th, 2011

HTC is getting the job done. The company reported Q1 earnings this morning, and the Taiwanese handset maker saw staggering growth in nearly all metrics. During the first-quarter of 2011, the company shipped 9.7 million units, a 192% increase from the same quarter last year and a 6% increase from the previous holiday quarter. The company …

LG profits up, mobile shipments down, in Q1 2011 earnings

April 28th, 2011

LG struggled in 2010, but it’s slowly righting the ship in 2011. The firm reported its Q1 2011 earnings on Wednesday, and its operating profit of 131 billion won was the first positive return in the past three quarters. LG attributed the change to successful cost-reduction efforts and steady performance across all four of its …

RadioShack profits slump on weak T-Mobile returns

April 26th, 2011

Reuters is reporting that this quarters pedestrian earnings filed by electronics retailer RadioShack has something to do with the wireless industry. Citing RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli, the publication notes that “RadioShack gave up a lot of compensation from AT&T and Sprint to carry T-Mobile [equipment], and this partnership doesn’t appear to be panning out the way …

Microsoft reports record revenue in fiscal Q2

January 27th, 2011

Microsoft on Thursday announced its earnings for the second quarter of the company’s 2011 fiscal year. In the quarter, which ended on December 31st, 2010, Microsoft saw record revenue of $19.95 billion, up from $19 billion in the same quarter last year. Operating income slid slightly, however, from $8.51 billion in the second quarter of …

AT&T reports Q4 earnings; 4.1 million iPhone activations, 442,000 tablet activations

January 27th, 2011

AT&T on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter 2010 earnings, revealing a modest 2.1% year-over-year growth in consolidated revenue. Profits fell substantially to $1.09 billion or $0.18 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010, from $2.7 billion or $0.46 per share in the same quarter in 2009. Excluding unusual items, however, AT&T earned $0.55 per share — a …

Verizon adds 872,000 subscribers, doubles profit in fourth quarter

January 25th, 2011

Shares of Verizon Communications stock slid over 1% in after-hours trading Tuesday morning as the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. Despite almost doubling profit from $2.37 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $4.65 billion in 2010, earnings of $0.54 per share missed the Street’s consensus of $0.55 per share and revenue fell …

RBC ups its target for Apple stock to $425 following huge quarter

January 19th, 2011

Just one week ago, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky sent a price target revision to investors upping the firm’s target for Apple stock from $365 to $395. Following Apple’s monster quarter, RBC issued a new revision — this time raising its target to $425. Apple’s conservative second-quarter guidance of $22 billion still beat …

Full transcript of Apple’s Q1 earnings call now available

January 19th, 2011

Apple reported its earnings for the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year last night, posting revenue of nearly $27 billion on record sales. But as is often the case, much of the juicy stuff came from the question and answer session following the call, where analysts try their best to delve into areas not …