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Lenovo is displaying the kind of business savvy that must have competitors going nuts with envy. To wit, Lenovo became the world's top supplier of PCs a long time ago and has managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking by outpacing market trends, and now it's showing it can be successful in the mobile market as well. More on that in a moment. For its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015, Lenovo reported $12.9 billion in revenue. That's actually down 8 percent year-over-year (or 2 percent year-over-year in constant currency), but good for a $300 million profit, up 19 percent compared to the same... Read more...
Nintendo finds itself in a bit of a tough spot. At one time the king of the home console market, Nintendo's modern generation hardware just isn't keeping pace with the competition in terms of sales, and as a result, profits are down. How far down depends on what you're comparing them with—net profit for the quarter was 29.1 billion yen (~$241 million), a 36 percent drop compared to last year. Other financial figures include 221.5 billion yen (~$1.84 billion) in revenue and an operating profit of 33.5 billion yen (~$278 million), the former down 17 percent year-over-year and the latter representing... Read more...
Investors weren't as pumped as Amazon about its fourth quarter performance in which the online commerce giant collected $35.7 billion. That's a healthy jump of 22 percent form the $29.3 billion it registered in the same quarter a year prior and, once all the bills were paid, it left Amazon with a record Q4 profit of $482 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, more than double the $214 million it logged a year prior. Ah, but investors are a prickly bunch, always ready to poke holes in financial reports and overreact to the slightest suggestion that something might be amiss. It happens quite frequently... Read more...
Graphics chip maker NVIDIA announced record revenue of $1.305 billion for the third quarter ended October 25, 2015, up 7 percent from $1.225 billion in the same quarter a year ago, besting estimates by Wall Street analysts. That figure also represents a 13 percent boost from the $1.153 billion NVIDIA generated in the previous quarter "Our record revenue highlights NVIDIA's position at the center of forces that are reshaping our industry," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Virtual reality, deep learning, cloud computing and autonomous driving are developing with... Read more...
Sprint employees may want to bargain with their children for a cut of their Halloween candy and bring their spoils to work. It's either that or pack some spare change for the vending machines. That's because Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is is aggressively looking to cut costs, and one way he plans to do that is by eliminating free snacks for employees.It sounds like a trivial thing, but in the corporate world, it's those little things that can go a long way towards maintaining employee morale. Nevertheless, the snacks are gone, thus ending a perk that Claure implemented earlier this year. It's also... Read more...
Have you ever watched a friend that was once on top of the world spiral out of control in his later years? Maybe it was drugs or alcohol that brought him down, but whatever the case, there's a feeling of pity and perhaps even guilt for not being able to do anything about it. In some ways, it feels the same rooting for HTC. No, I'm not saying that HTC employees are snorting lines of blow or drowning their sorrows in a whiskey river. But the company does show signs of imploding. Following a string of revenue losses over the past several months, HTC has decided to no longer issue guidance on its future... Read more...
Another quarter is in the books for Google, which this time around was worth $17.7 billion in revenue, an 11 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago. After deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC), Google was left with $14.35 billion in revenue, a figure that's millions of dollars higher than analysts were expecting. Suffice to say, Google held its position as the second most valuable company in the U.S., trailing only Apple for the top spot. With its stock price surging more than 12 percent to $651.66 per share after making its financial report public, Google has a market capitalization... Read more...
We're starting to think that if a nuclear war breaks out or an asteroid the size of Texas rams into our planet, all that will be left in the aftermath are cockroaches and BlackBerry. Maybe just BlackBerry. Like Rocky Balboa, BlackBerry has taken beating after beating, yet it's still standing, and believe it or not, it's even making a profit. Well, for this past quarter, anyway. After posting losses of $148 million and $207 million during the company's fiscal third and second quarters of 2015, respectively, BlackBerry somehow managed to get back in the black and come out $28 million ahead in the... Read more...
More than a quarter of LG Electronics' total revenue came from selling smartphone devices, the company announced today. Top dogs like Samsung and Apple would be wise to keep an eye on LG, which increased its smartphone shipments in North America by 78 percent year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2014.Accounting for all territories, LG collected $14.26 billion in smartphone related revenue in all of 2014, representing more than 25 percent of the company's full-year consolidated revenue of $55.91 billion. That's based on 59.1 million smartphone sales, a jump of 24 percent compared to the previous... Read more...
Samsung may have been disappointed that it wasn't able to sell as many Galaxy S5 devices as initially thought, but it's Galaxy Note 4 phablet picked up the slack, helping the company's IT & Mobile Communications unit see a boost in earnings. The South Korean electronics company also credited its more efficient management of marketing expenditures for its recovery in earnings.Overall, Samsung's total revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, was 52.73 trillion won ($48.6 billion), resulting in an operating profit of 5.29 trillion won ($4.87 billion). Not too shabby, though... Read more...
AT&T, the largest telephone company in the U.S., gave a heads up that it's planning to record a $10 billion charge in its fourth quarter financial results, including a $7.9 billion write-off related to changes in its pension and retiree benefit plans, and a $2.1 billion non-cash charge based on the determination that copper assets are no longer necessary as customers move away from older voice and data products. As an increasing number of customers shift their calling habits over to mobile phones and Internet-based calling services like Skype, the need for more copper... Read more...
Sony today revised its consolidated forecast for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, and the new numbers don't look so hot. Just the opposite, Sony now expects to post a 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion in U.S. currency) loss. The Japanese electronics company also said there will be no interim dividend or year-end dividend of common stock. It's worth mentioning that this is the first time Sony will have suspended dividend payments since being listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange back in 1958. How did it come to this? "The previous MRP was focused principally on achieving significant sales growth.... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard, the second largest supplier of PCs in the world, announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended April 30, 2014. The company grew its profits year-over-year by 18 percent to $1.3 billion on $27.3 billion in total revenues, though despite the profit growth, HP said it plans to cut up to an additional 16,000 jobs over those that are already planned. In May 2012, HP outlined a mulit-year restructuring plan to simplify its business model, accelerate innovation, lower costs, and boosts profits. As part of that plan, HP said it would eliminate 34,000 jobs. Having... Read more...
Even though it was AMD that secured lucrative contracts with the major console makers, NVIDIA's benefiting from an impressive lineup of mobile and desktop GPUs for the PC. Citing growth in PC gaming as a partial reason for its profitable quarter, NVIDIA raked in over $1.1 billion in total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended April 27, 2014. That represents a 4 percent decline sequentially, but a 16 percent jump compared to the same quarter a year ago. After paying the bills, NVIDIA was left with profit of $136.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share on a GAAP basis ($166.1 million,... Read more...
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