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LH said in 1Q16, Capex totaled $71MM or 3.1% of revenue, up from $34MM or 1.9% last year. At 1Q16-end, cash balance was $696MM. Total debt was approx. $6.4Bil. During 1Q16, $LH invested $97MM in acquisitions and leverage declined to 3.5 times debt to last 12 months pro forma EBITDA.
The U.S. Treasury will be receiving $10 billion as dividends from the combined government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a sign that a recovered housing market is allowing the once-ailing firms to subsidize federal government spending.
$CSCO shift from hardware to becoming a software behemoth seems to be working for the company so far. Stock has seen a steady rise since the change. But is it sustainable?
Heard about the next generation iPhone. Going by the reports, it is believed that $AAPL will release three iphones this year.
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested under $36 million bribery charges. Stocks are also down. This is going to impact the sale of its Galaxy 8, set for April release. Here’s an opportunity for $AAPL to capitalize on a rival’s fall.