$IHS (IHS Inc.)

$IHS {{ '2016-03-21T18:29:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IHS and $MRKT said the transaction is expected to be immediately add to adjusted diluted EPS, with mid-teens accretion in 2018. The new company expects to realize cost synergies of $125MM by year-end 2019. IHS Markit anticipates an adjusted effective tax rate in the low- to mid-20% range.

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$PLXS {{ '2018-01-17T21:53:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PLXS said it expects 2Q18 revenues to be in the range of $670MM to $710MM.  Excluding any potential effect of the tax reform, second quarter GAAP EPS is forecasted in the $0.68-$0.78 range, on gross margins of 4.3-4.7%. Cash outflows are estimated to be between $30MM and $50MM. In fiscal 2018, free cash flow is anticipated to exceed $100MM.

$PLXS {{ '2018-01-17T21:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PLXS, a tech firm in the electronics industry, slipped into the negative territory in 1Q18 reporting a loss of $2.93 per share, compared to profit $0.82 per share a year earlier. The results were impacted by an expense related to the US tax reform. On a non-GAAP basis, Plexus reported earnings of $0.75 per share. Revenues advanced 7% to $677MM.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T18:24:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA has elected Gina Bianchini to its Board of Directors, effective February 26, 2018. Bianchini is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mighty Networks.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T16:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA and $SNE entered into an exclusive, multi-year distribution agreement for TEGNA’s programming in the US and internationally. Under the terms, Sony Pictures will distribute all TEGNA owned first-run programming, including the new series “Daily Blast Live”, as well as future development.

$ADS {{ '2018-01-16T15:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADS said average receivables for its Card segment totaled $17.7Bil for December, 2017. Net charge-offs came in at $86.8MM and net charge-offs as a percentage of average receivables came in at 5.9% for the month.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:27:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST. $SSNC expects $150MM of run-rate cost savings annually, achieved by 2020. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to its adjusted EPS before synergies, and is expected to result in mid-teens earnings growth in 2019.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:26:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST in an all-cash transaction for $84 per share plus assumption of debt, equating to an enterprise value of about $5.4Bil. $SSNC plans to fund the acquisition and refinance existing debt with a combination of debt and equity. Both $SSNC's and $DST's BoD have approved the transaction, and it is expected to close by 3Q18.

$MDRX {{ '2018-01-08T14:39:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX announced a definitive agreement to acquire Practice Fusion, for $100MM in cash, subject to adjustment for working capital and net debt. This transaction is targeted to close in Q1 of calendar 2018. Allscripts intends to fund the purchase price through its existing secured credit facilities and cash balances.

$FCN {{ '2018-01-08T14:26:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN has appointed Jan Naifeh as Senior Managing Director of its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Most recently, Naifeh served SunTrust Bank as SVP of the Corporate and Investment Banking Special Assets Division. The appointment is part of FTI’s continuing investment in its healthcare industry expertise.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-04T15:15:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA appointed Brad Ramsey as president and general manager of WFAA in Dallas, TX. Ramsey will replace Michael Devlin who previously announced his retirement. Devlin will remain at WFAA through early February to ensure a smooth transition.

$FCN {{ '2018-01-02T14:27:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN announced the appointment of Elliot Sloane, former CEO and founder of Sloane & Company, as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. Mr. Sloane will report to Brian Kennedy, the segment’s Head of the Americas.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$CACI {{ '2017-12-21T17:45:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CACI received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide support services to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This BPA represents continuing work for CACI in its Business Systems market area.

$NOC {{ '2017-12-21T14:52:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NOC appointed Yolanda Murphy as VP of communications for its Technology Services sector, succeeding Alleace Gibbs, who will now serve as VP of communications for its Mission Systems sector, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Murphy will become a new member of Northrop Grumman's Communications Council. Gibbs will remain a member of that leadership group.

$RHT {{ '2017-12-20T17:09:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$RHT said it continues to expect bookings duration metric to be lower in 4Q18 than last year's record 25 months. Additionally, the company added that it renewed all of its top 25 deals that were due for renewal and renewed it in aggregate at greater than 120% of their previous value.

$RHT {{ '2017-12-20T14:35:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q18, $RHT expects revenue to be approx. $758-763MM, with GAAP operating margin expected to be about 16.7%. Diluted GAAP EPS for 4Q18 is expected to be about $0.54 per share, assuming 186MM fully diluted shares outstanding, while diluted non-GAAP EPS expected to be about $0.81 per share.

$RHT {{ '2017-12-20T14:31:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RHT gave optimistic guidance for FY18, with revenue expected to be approx. $2.906-2.911Bil and GAAP operating margin expected to be approx. 16.1%. For FY18, GAAP and non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approx. $2.02 per share and $2.88 per share respectively. Additionally, operating cash flow is expected to be about $900-910MM.

$RHT {{ '2017-12-20T14:24:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Open source software provider $RHT, which recently announced partnerships with $BABA and SoftBank, saw a surge in its 3Q18 profit, driven by higher subscriptions and higher revenue. Profit surged 49% to $101.3MM or $0.54 per share, up from $68MM or $0.37 a year earlier. Revenue rose 22% to $748MM. On an adjusted basis, $RHT earned $0.73 per share.

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