Today’s Amazon earnings were decidedly split — the company revealed both a 44-percent increase in net sales and a 73-percent decrease in net income. So, why the discrepancy? It may at least partially be due to the much discussed suggestion that the company actually loses money for each Kindle sold — a trend which, if true, has likely only been compounded by the release of the uber-cheap ad-supported version of the device. The company addressed the matter in part, suggesting that it is focused on “the lifetime value [of the Kindle], not just the economics of the devices and accessories.” The total economic picture of the Kindle includes the device itself, accessories, downloaded content and ad-revenue.
Things are apparently looking up for the company, as well, with Amazon anticipating “a record quarter in terms of device sales” for Q4. The positivity is a reflection, in part, of greater than anticipated Kindle pre-orders. Says CEO Jeff Bezos, “In the three weeks since launch, orders for electronic ink Kindles are double the previous launch. And based on what we’re seeing with Kindle Fire pre-orders, we’re increasing capacity and building millions more than we’d already planned.”
Amazon focusing on ‘lifetime’ Kindle revenue, anticipating record device sales for Q4 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Shares of Dell were down nearly eight percent in after-hours trading after the Texas-based PC maker posted lower-than-expected second-quarter results. Still, the company’s revenue was up one percent over last year, totaling $15.66 billion, compared to $15.5 billion in Q2 2010. Net income jumped 63 percent, from $545 million to $890 million, over the year-ago quarter. Corporate and government orders were responsible for the jump in income, according to an AP report, but new sales predictions hint that orders may not be coming in as often as anticipated. Dell expects modest growth of one to five percent for the full year — citing “a more uncertain demand environment” — compared to previous estimates of five to nine percent growth. Jump past the break for the full rundown from Dell.
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Dell’s Q2 earnings fall short of estimates: $890 million net income, $15.66 billion revenue originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Canon had some good news and some bad (but not unexpected) news in its second quarter earnings released today. On the upside, the company has raised its profit outlook for the rest of the year, and says that the recovery from the earthquake that forced it to halt camera production has been “quicker than expected.” That halt to production did take a considerable toll on the company, however, and contributed to a 20 percent drop in net profits to
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It’s everybody’s favorite time of year. Yup, the Q2 earnings results are coming in, and Google’s leading the pack, reporting $9.02 billion in gross revenue for the second quarter of 2011: a 32 percent increase over the same period in 2010. CEO Larry Page notes, that’s a “record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,” with net income reaching $2.51 billion, up from $1.84 billion in Q2 2010. Google’s various site’s apparently made up 69 percent of the $9.02 billion in revenue, generating $6.23 billion — 2010 numbers were $4.50 billion. Operating expenses saw a small increase over 2010, cutting into profits by $2.97 billion, up from $1.99 billion.
Google announces Q2 earnings: $9.02 billion in revenue, $2.51 billion in net income originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Another day, another record profit from the folks at HTC. Surely even the Taiwanese handset manufacturer must be bored of reporting this endless stream of good news, right? Yeah, probably not. The company happily announced this week an impressive second quarter net income of NT$17.5 billion ($608 million), more than double what it reported for the same time period the year prior. Overall revenue for the quarter hit NT$124.4 billion, thanks to the ever-present demand for Android handsets. And revenue from the company is expected to keep on growing in Q3 — maybe boredom isn’t so bad after all.
HTC does the whole record profit thing again for Q2 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It has not been a good year for Sony, which was affected both by the massive earthquake in March and the PSN outage that spanned from April into May. There couldn’t be any doubt that those things would have a drastic impact on the company’s bottom-line, and it’s now taking the time to give investors an idea of just how big an impact that could be — even though the financial issues lie largely elsewhere. Sony is set to announce its full financial report for its fiscal year this Thursday and, to soften the blow, estimates have been revised steeply downward. Previously Sony predicted a
It’s a “good news, bad news” kind of a day in Super Mario land, as Nintendo’s announcement of a Wii successor has been followed up with the delivery of the company’s financial results for fiscal year 2010, which don’t make for happy reading. Nintendo’s net sales of $12.4 billion for the period ending on March 31st 2011 was 29 percent less than it tallied during the previous year, while its $825 million of net profit was also a staggering 66 percent lower than it earned last year. The 3DS has sold well so far, reaching 3.61 million transactions worldwide, but the Wii is down to 15 million global sales, which marks a 25 percent contraction from its FY2009 total of 20 million. So the impetus for a hardware refresh of the Wii is clearly there, now it’s just a matter of waiting for E3 to find out exactly how Nintendo plans to go about it.
Nintendo sells 3.61 million 3DS handhelds, but sees 2010 net profit decline by 66 percent originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 25 Apr 2011 04:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Yesterday was AT&T’s turn, and today it’s Verizon revealing its earnings for the first quarter of 2011. The company has reported $27 billion in consolidated revenue from its wireless and wireline businesses, which is up 5.3 percent year over year (on a non-GAAP basis), while profits rose to $1.4 billion. Fueling that growth was 1.8 million net additions to its wireless customer base, which now totals 88.4 million customers (and 104 million connections). It also saw 207,000 net additions to its FiOS internet business and 192,000 net additions to FiOS TV, which bring those total customer bases to 4.3 million and 3.7 million, respectively. As for that little iPhone 4 launch, Verizon says it’s resulted in 2.2 million activations — that’s quite a bit less that AT&T’s 3.6 million iPhone activations for the same quarter, as you’ve no doubt noticed, although it does also have the benefit of a much cheaper iPhone 3GS in addition to the iPhone 4. Verizon also said that demand was “strong” for its new LTE devices (including 260,000 HTC Thunderbolt activations), and that deployment of its LTE network remains on track, with it expected to be available in more than 175 markets by the end of the year — in fact, that’s actually up a bit from the 147 figure we last heard. Head on past the break for the company’s full earnings report.
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Verizon reports ‘strong’ Q1 earnings: $27 billion revenue, 2.2 million iPhone activations originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Qualcomm’s back again with yet another set of impressive numbers. For the second quarter of this fiscal year, the chip giant saw record earnings of $3.88 billion, up 46 percent from the same quarter in the previous year, and collected $999 million of sweet profit which is a 29 percent jump from last year. This is no doubt to do with the 70 percent increase in the MSM7000- and MSM8000-series Snapdragon shipments in this half of the fiscal year (compared to 2H 2010), and it should be noted that this quarter also saw the 100th Snapdragon-powered device announced by a Qualcomm client. Additionally, EVP Steve Mollenkopf reassured us that the recent events in Japan won’t have any significant impact on upcoming shipments, so the 30 Snapdragon tablets in the pipeline should arrive as scheduled. Excerpts from the financial report can be found after the break.
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Qualcomm reports record quarterly revenues, boasts 100th Snapdragon device originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 04:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Nokia has just published its first quarterly results in the era of its Microsoft partnership and things aren’t looking too bright. Smartphone market share, which had been at 41 percent this time last year and 31 percent in January, has now dipped to 26 percent, while operating profits have taken a 17 percent tumble relative to last year. The company managed to ship one percent more phones in Q1 2011 than in Q1 2010, but its 108.5 million units was an 18 percent drop from last quarter’s totals. CEO Stephen Elop describes the first quarter as solid, but warns that the second will be “more challenging.” The impact of Japan’s disaster earlier in the year will be felt more strongly in Q2, we’re warned, with respect to component supply and logistics, while new products won’t figure too strongly as Nokia intends to “start shipping the majority of our new products in the second half of the year.” Elop is, however, encouraged by the “roadmap of mobile phones and Symbian smartphones” that Nokia has in store for 2011, which sounds good on the surface, but we’d be more comforted if he’d have inserted the words “Windows Phone” or “MeeGo” in that sentence too. Hit the links below to see the full financial details.
Nokia’s Q1 2011: smartphone share down to 26 percent, ‘more challenging’ times ahead originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.