$AVG (AVG Technologies N.V.)

$AVG {{ '2016-07-07T15:06:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Avast Software and $AVG said they have entered into purchase agreement in which Avast will offer to buy all of outstanding ordinary shares of $AVG for $25.00 per share in cash, for a total consideration of about $1.3Bil. The Management Board and Supervisory Board of $AVG approved and recommend offer for acceptance to $AVG shareholders.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bites division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$CDNS {{ '2017-07-24T20:40:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q17, $CDNS expects total revenue in the range of $475-485MM. GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.24-0.26, while non-GAAP EPS is expected in the range of $0.33-0.35. For FY17, $CDNS expects total revenue in the range of $1.910-1.950Bil. For FY17, GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.98-1.04, while non-GAAP EPS is expected to be $1.36-1.42.

$CDNS {{ '2017-07-24T20:33:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Electronic design automation company $CDNS reported a 40% jump in 2Q17 earnings, driven by robust software and IP growth. Net earnings spiked to $69.12M or $0.25 per share from $49.34MM or $0.17 per share a year earlier. Revenue increased 5.73% $479MM. On an adjusted basis, the company earned $0.34 per diluted share.

$TTEC {{ '2017-07-24T19:37:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTEC has roped in Jeff Marcoux as its VP of Product Marketing. He will be responsible for strategic evolution of customer experience solutions and service design innovation. Marcoux joins $TTEC from $MSFT, where he was into finding marketing solutions and developing SaaS solutions as the Senior Executive interface to Microsoft clients' CMOs.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T15:18:54+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T14:41:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ITW faced some headwinds from price and costs in 2Q17, primarily the price of steel. The company has made the necessary price adjustments for 2017. $ITW anticipates the pressure on price-costs to moderate in 2H17 and margins to improve going forward on the construction side.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T14:21:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $ITW’s organic revenue grew 2.6%. Organic growth was positive in all major geographies with North America up 1.4% and international up 4.2%, driven primarily by Europe which was up 3.4% and China which was up 13.3%. Six of the company’s seven segments had positive organic growth.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T13:38:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ITW raised its FY17 EPS guidance by $0.12 at the mid-point. Illinois Tool Works now expects earnings to be in the range of $6.32-6.52 per share, with organic revenue growth of 2-4%. For 3Q17, the company expects earnings to be in the range of $1.57 to $1.67 per share with organic growth of 1 to 3%.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T13:36:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ITW's 2Q17 earnings were up 16% to $1.69 per share, with revenue growing 4.9% to $3.6Bil. Operating income of $874MM was up 10% and was the highest quarterly income total in the company’s history. Net income was $587MM, up from $525MM a year ago.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:29:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's gaming revenue grew 3% in 4Q17, helped by strength in Xbox software and services, offset by lower hardware revenue. Xbox software and services revenue grew 11%, while Xbox live monthly active users grew 8% to 53MM, with growth in Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile platforms.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:28:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of More Personal Computing segment, $MSFT's biggest segment, declined 2% in 4Q17, hurt by declining phone revenue, offset by growth in search, Windows, and gaming revenue. Windows OEM and Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased by 1% and 8%, respectively. Surface revenue slipped 2% and phone revenue declined $361MM.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of Productivity and Business Processes segment, $MSFT's second largest segment, grew 21% in 4Q17 helped by LinkedIn and Office 365 offerings. LinkedIn, which was acquired by $MSFT in 2016, contributed $1.07Bil to Microsoft's revenue in 4Q17. Operating expenses increased 41% or $1Bil for the segment, hurt by LinkedIn related expenses.

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