$KEYS (Keysight Technologies, Inc.)

$KEYS {{ '2016-01-19T12:47:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Electronic measurement technology company $KEYS said the M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator's (AWG's) analog bandwidth increased from 20 GHz to 25 GHz. This provides greater signal quality, with up to four fully synchronized channels. The AWG's memory also increased to 16 GSa per channel for a playtime of 250 ms at maximum sample rate.

$KEYS {{ '2017-07-21T13:46:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS said Satish Dhanasekaran will succeed Mike Gasparian as president of the Communications Solutions Group, effective immediately. Gasparian, who has chosen to retire, will remain as an advisor through the end of the year to assist with the transition. $KEYS appointed Marie Hattar to its executive team as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

$KEYS {{ '2017-06-19T19:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tech firm $KEYS has launched a suite of test and measurement solutions for the battery and electric vehicle markets. The solutions provide engineers powerful, versatile and efficient tools that will help them market their innovations faster and at a lower cost. They also enable cost-effective, high-power and high-voltage product deployments.

$KEYS {{ '2017-06-06T20:22:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS expects 3Q17 revenue of $810-850MM, non-GAAP revenue of $840-880MM, and non-GAAP EPS of $0.51-0.65. The non-GAAP EPS forecast exclude items that pertain to future events and are not currently estimable with a reasonable degree of accuracy.

$KEYS {{ '2017-06-06T20:22:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS reported a 45% drop in 2Q17 earnings due to higher costs and expenses. Net income fell to $49MM or $0.27 per share from $88MM or $0.51 per share last year. Revenue rose 3% to $753MM, on a 6% increase in orders. Non-GAAP EPS increased to $0.64 from $0.61.

$KEYS {{ '2017-04-19T15:06:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Ixia, recently acquired by $KEYS, announced a collaboration with the CORD Project, the community advancing the open source CORD platform for software defined networks, network functions virtualization, and elastic cloud-based service delivery. As service providers move to 5G, the collaboration will help ensure data center quality and performance.

$KEYS {{ '2017-04-18T20:48:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS completed its $1.6Bil valued acquisition of $XXIA. The financial results of $XXIA will be reported under the newly formed Ixia Solutions Group and it will no longer trade on Nasdaq Global Select Market.

$KEYS {{ '2017-04-17T12:22:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS and $XXIA announced receipt of final regulatory clearance for $KEYS' acquisition of $XXIA. This follows the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The companies expect the closing of the acquisition to occur on April 18, 2017.

$KEYS {{ '2017-04-17T12:02:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS and $XXIA have received clearance under the antitrust laws of Russia for the previously announced acquisition of Ixia by Keysight. The companies expect the closing of the acquisition by April 18, 2017.

$KEYS {{ '2017-03-28T15:16:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS launched a registered public offering of U.S. $700MM of its senior unsecured fixed rate notes. The notes will not be guaranteed by any of $KEYS' subsidiaries. $KEYS plans to use net proceeds, along with proceeds from recent public offering, to finance in part the consideration for acquisition of Ixia.

$KEYS {{ '2017-03-28T13:51:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS announces proposed public offering of senior unsecured notes of $700MM aggregate principal amount. Keysight intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance part of pending acquisition of Ixia.

$KEYS {{ '2017-03-23T13:03:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS priced its public offering of 11.4MM shares at a price of $35.00 per share. Keysight intends to use the net proceeds of about $384.3MM after costs to finance in part the consideration for its previously announced acquisition of Ixia, and certain related transactions and financing expenses.

$KEYS {{ '2017-02-27T18:12:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS and Samsung Electronics entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications. Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.

$KEYS {{ '2016-11-18T12:50:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On M&A opportunities, $KEYS said the company is shifting more of its expense to R&D. The company added that it is also looking at market segments that are adjacent and create value for its shareholders. $KEYS is looking at both organic and inorganic initiatives, but said ROIC is a key measure that it will be looking for in inorganic initiatives.

$KEYS {{ '2016-11-18T12:33:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KEYS ended FY16 with $783MM in cash and cash equivalents, an increase of $300MM YoverY. The company also generated $416MM in cash flow from operations for the year, and consistent with its plan, invested $91MM in capital purchases. Free cash flow for the year rose 120 BP YoverY for $KEYS to $325MM or 11% of revenue.

$KEYS {{ '2016-11-18T12:20:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KEYS stated that orders for its 5G solutions surpassed expectations resulting in triple digit growth in 2016. In modular, the company achieved double digit order and revenue growth for its PXI and AXI modular business for the year.  Also, in software, $KEYS delivered double digit order and revenue growth led by its acquisition of Anite.

$KEYS {{ '2016-11-17T22:23:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KEYS forecast 1Q17 revenue to be in the range of $706-$746MM. First quarter non-GAAP earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.49-$0.63.

$KEYS {{ '2016-11-17T22:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Test and measurement software maker $KEYS reported 4Q16 earnings of $92MM, or $0.53 per share, compared with $277MM, or $1.61 per share a year ago. In the year-ago quarter, the company's earnings had got a boost in the form of a $201MM tax benefit. Revenue was almost flat at $751MM.

$KEYS {{ '2016-09-01T13:59:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Maker of electronic products and systems $KEYS said that it named Mark Wallace as head of the company's global sales organization on Nov. 1, 2016. Mr. Wallace will succeed Guy Sene who will remain as an advisor through the end of the 1Q17, after which he will retire.

$KEYS {{ '2016-08-17T22:22:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Goldman Sachs analyst Charles Sadaka questions on how core comps trended excluding Anite in 3Q16. $KEYS says that the core communication revenue were flat for the quarter. The company says that the big strength is in the R&D phase. It's all about new technologies, very selective investments by customers in various 5G technologies.

$KEYS {{ '2016-08-17T22:12:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Patrick Newton questions about $KEYS' appetite for M&A & how the pipeline looks. $KEYS says that it has shown that it could integrate companies effectively, it could retain key management people and it could generate orders and accretion. The company can be effective by creating value through organic or inorganic activity.

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