$SCSC (ScanSource, Inc.)

$SCSC {{ '2016-08-29T20:41:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

On August 8, 2016, $SCSC announced an agreement to acquire Intelisys Communications, Inc. Under the agreement, the all-cash transaction includes an initial purchase price of approx. $83.6MM, plus earn-out payments based on a multiple of EBITDA over the next 4 years, which could range from $100-150MM. The acquisition closed on August 29, 2016.

$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

$CSCO {{ '2017-07-24T13:25:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSCO is partnering with the TIM Group to renew TIM's Optical Packet Metro (OPM) network. TIM's new OPM network will integrate $CSCO’s ASR 9000 technology, which will help TIM to effectively digitize its fixed and mobile line services. The investment is part of TIM's 3-year plan for 2017-2019, and involves an investment of about EUR5Bil.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-21T17:53:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM and University of Alberta published new data in Nature's partner journal Schizophrenia, exhibiting that machine learning algorithms helped predict schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. The technology predicted the severity of some symptoms in schizophrenia patients with significant correlation.

$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.

$IM {{ '2017-07-20T20:41:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a bid to boost its cloud platform, $IM has appointed Richard Dufty as SVP of the company’s Global Cloud Platform Group. Tim FitzGerald joins as VP of Cloud Channel Sales, North America, Ingram Micro Cloud. Jason Bystrak, previously head of North America Cloud Channel Sales, is the new executive director, Partner Enablement, Ingram Micro Cloud.

$SNX {{ '2017-07-20T14:11:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Concentrix Corp., a subsidiary of $SNX, agreed to buy Tigerspike. Alex Burke, CEO of Tigerspike, will stay as the leader of Tigerspike and join Concentrix' senior executive staff, reporting to Chris Caldwell, President of Concentrix. It is anticipated that the transaction will close in 3Q17.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-19T19:00:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IBM expects improved revenue and gross margin performance in 2H17, pushed by its new IBM z systems mainframe servers launch in 2Q17. However, the company expects most of the growth to happen in 4Q17.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-18T23:42:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM maintained its FY17 EPS and cash flow expectations. The company continues to expect adjusted diluted EPS of at least $13.80 and GAAP diluted EPS of at least $11.95. Free cash flow is expected to be relatively flat year-to-year.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-18T23:35:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Big Blue $IBM reported 21st consecutive quarter of revenue decline, with 2Q17 earnings declining 7%. The decline was driven by all segments reporting a decline in revenue YoY. Net income was $2.3Bil or $2.48 per share in 2Q17, down from $2.5Bil or $2.61 per share a year ago. Revenue declined 4.7% to $19.3Bil.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-18T21:07:52+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$IBM International Business Machines Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T12:03:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM expects 4Q17 gross margins to be 43.8%, plus or minus 20 basis points and sees a typical sequential decline in margins for 4Q17. The company expects midpoint operating expenses to be about $230MM and effective tax rate of 37.3%. Operating margin is now expected to be around 12.6% at the midpoint of forecast.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:58:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM's capital expenditures were $12.4MM in 3Q17 and now expects its FY17 capital expenditures to be around $55-60MM. $MSM's operating cash flow conversion ratio and that’s net cash from operating activities divided by net income was around 99% in 3Q17 and it expects to end the fiscal year at roughly the same level.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:56:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM added about 5,000 net SKUs in 3Q17 and total active salable SKU count is over 1.5MM. $MSM ended the quarter at 2,309 field sales and service associates. The company expects a slight decline over the following few months. And $MSM expects this trend to continue as its sales effectiveness programs gain traction.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:54:32+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM said the improvement in growth rates during 3Q17 was pretty much across the board, with particularly strong growth in national accounts which increased in the mid single-digit range with building momentum through the quarter. Government growth was in the low single-digit range.

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