$OTEX (Open Text Corporation)

$OTEX {{ '2016-09-13T11:31:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OTEX expects the acquisition to immediately add to its earnings. The transaction is expected to close within 90-120 days. Barclays was financial adviser to $OTEX and provided a $1Bil debt commitment for the transaction. $OTEX and Dell EMC also announced their intention to enter into a commercial partnership to expand customer offerings.

$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.

$MAN {{ '2017-07-24T12:59:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAN anticipates 3Q17 diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.90-1.98, which includes an estimated favorable currency impact of 2 cents.

$MAN {{ '2017-07-24T12:58:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Management consulting firm $MAN reported 2Q17 revenue of $5.2Bil, up 3% as labor markets continued to improve in Europe and across the globe. Net earnings were $117MM, or $1.72 per share, compared to $115.4MM, or $1.60 per share in the prior-year period.

$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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T12:34:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's Intelligent Cloud unit revenue grew 11% in 4Q17, boosted by growth in server products and cloud services. Revenue of server products and cloud services was up 15%, while Azure, the software giant's cloud platform, surged 97%. Last week, $MSFT announced that $DNB and Chinese Internet firm $BIDU will use Azure for their cloud computing needs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T11:53:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's GAAP revenue grew 13% YoY to $23.3Bil and non-GAAP revenue was up 9% at $24.7Bil in 4Q17. The increase in revenue was driven by growth in Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments, and a decrease in the net revenue deferrals of $1.4Bil related to Windows 10 operating system.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T21:41:07+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$AAPL {{ '2017-07-20T12:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In regard with its battle against $AAPL, $QCOM has filed patent infringement complaints against the iPhone maker with both the International Trade Commission and in Federal Court in the US. The ITC investigation is expected to commence in August and the case will be tried next year.

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