$CNSL (Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.)

$CNSL {{ '2016-09-02T12:39:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Broadband services provider $CNSL said it has completed the sale of its Heartland Telecommunications Company of Iowa subsidiary to Mutual Telephone Company of Sioux Center, Iowa (Premier) and Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association. The sale was an all-cash transaction valued at approx. $20.9MM.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$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 Bets division remained in loss.

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

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$OMC {{ '2017-07-24T15:33:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMC has selected $T to deploy a universal network solution that will deliver increased efficiencies and an added level of security for the company and its clients. $T will help $OMC agencies stay better connected, collaborating and delivering the latest innovations on behalf of their clients with the added benefit of cost savings.

$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 {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+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.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:31:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI plans to cover all of its financial growth CapEx with the use of its surplus cash flow, without the need to access equity or debt markets. The company, however, will be accessing debt markets to refinance maturing debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Commenting on its intention to the share buyback, $KMI said it is interested in the opportunistic purchases of shares, particularly since the company's share to DCF ratio is about five turns below the peer group average.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI's distributable cash flow (DCF), a commonly used metric to measure the ability of assets to generate cash earnings, was $1.02Bil for 2Q17, down slightly from $1.05Bil a year ago. The decline was primarily attributable to the sale of 50% of Southern Natural Gas Company and the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (KML) IPO transaction.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:04:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of 2Q17, $KMI's backlog stood at $12.2Bil. The company had new project additions in gas and CO2 which outpaced projects that were placed in service primarily in the terminals segment. The company continues to build out this backlog which it expects will contribute significant EBITDA to the segments when complete.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:48:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.125 per share for 2Q17. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2017. $KMI also expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60% increase from the expected 2017 dividend.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the recent IPO of its canadian assets, $KMI now expects to end FY17 with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.2 times and growth capital investment of $3.1Bil. The company had earlier budgeted to invest $3.2Bil in growth projects and end the year with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.4 times.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI, that recently had successful IPO of its Canadian business, posted a 7% increase in revenue for 2Q17 to $3.37Bil. The energy infrastructure company earned $337MM, or $0.15 per share, a slight increase from $333MM a year ago.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI forecast to raise dividend by 60% for 2018, the first increase since Dec. 2015. The company, at the end of 2015, slashed its dividend by 75% in order to cut costs and survive during the oil downturn. The company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25% annually. The board also authorized a $2Bil share buyback program.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:01+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$KMI Kinder Morgan Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-19T18:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX announced the appointment of Charles Meyers to the position of President of Strategy, Services and Innovation effective August 1.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T14:54:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT partners with Chinese Internet search giant $BIDU. Baidu will use the tech giant's cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure for its self-driving car project Apollo. Baidu, which competes with $GOOG and $TSLA in the self-driving vehicle market, will use Microsoft's Azure and share its technologies with Apollo partners outside China.

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