Earnings

  • About That Box Quarter

    About That Box Quarter

    Box reported earnings today for the first time as a public company. In the wake of the news, the company’s shares dropped sharply, and are currently down in after-hours trading down a sharp 13.10 percent. So did Box have a bad quarter? Not in the way that was originally reported by the media, your humble servant included. Read More

  • Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Box, a cloud storage and productivity company, will report its first quarterly earnings result today after the bell. The market expects Box to announce a $39.75 million loss on revenue of $58.03 million. Billings are expected to total $80.85 million for the period — Box’s fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Salesforce Shares Spike To All-Time High After Meeting Street’s Profit Estimate, Boosting Its Full-Year Guidance

    Salesforce Shares Spike To All-Time High After Meeting Street’s Profit Estimate, Boosting Its Full-Year Guidance

    Sometimes when a company reports in-line earnings, its stock price takes a knuckle to the temple. Other times, if a firm meets market expectations, it gets a nice pop in value. Enter Salesforce the Latter. Today after the bell, Salesforce reported $1.44 billion in fourth quarter revenue, and adjusted earnings per share of $0.14. Both were dead in-line with market expectations. The… Read More

  • Hortonworks Misses On Revenue And Profit In Lackluster Q4

    Hortonworks Misses On Revenue And Profit In Lackluster Q4

    Let’s talk about money! Hortonworks reported its earnings today, the first time it has as a public company! :) Revenues for its fourth quarter totaled $12.7 million, up 55 percent on year-over-year basis. :) But investors had expected the company to report revenue of $13.42 million. :( The company lost money in the quarter, $90.6 million using normal accounting methods (GAAP). Read More

  • The New Rules Of Going Public

    The New Rules Of Going Public

    According to a recent report, Twilio wants to go public. Twilio, a company that provides software-based communications tools for developers, closed out 2014 on a $100 million annual run rate. Or, put another way, Twilio brought in just over $8 million in top line last December. Box, New Relic and Hortonworks each recently proved that the IPO window is open and that investors have an appetite… Read More

  • Sony Eyes Healthy Profits By 2018 With New Focus On PlayStation And Entertainment

    Sony Eyes Healthy Profits By 2018 With New Focus On PlayStation And Entertainment

    Sony announced its latest corporate reshuffle which will see it focus on its PlayStation and entertainment businesses, as well as its CMOS image sensor business, as it bids to return to healthy profit levels by 2018. Read More

  • Startups, Late-Stage Valuations, And Bull

    Startups, Late-Stage Valuations, And Bull

    Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark, makes news mostly because he says what other venture capitalists will tell you while drunk, but does so while on the record. It’s refreshing in a way. Most recently, Gurley made the point that the tech and investment industries are shoving nine and ten-figure sums of cash into startups while not enjoying a full dig into their financials. In… Read More

  • Zillow Reports Record Q4 Earnings, Will Complete Trulia Acquisition Next Week

    Zillow Reports Record Q4 Earnings, Will Complete Trulia Acquisition Next Week

    Zillow today announced record earnings with revenue of $92.3 million — up 58 percent year-over-year, for a non-GAAP EPS of $0.24. Basic and diluted GAAP EPS came in at a loss of $0.27 per share, mostly due to acquisition-related costs. Analysts expected revenue to come in around $90 million and earnings per share of around $0.28. Despite those mixed results, the stock is up more than… Read More

  • A Relic, An Iron And The King Dish Their Financial Results To Wall Street

    A Relic, An Iron And The King Dish Their Financial Results To Wall Street

    It’s earnings season, which puts a bright light on newly and recently public technology firms’ performances. Given that 2015 is widely expected to be an active year for IPOs, how are the new kids doing? Let’s take a look at New Relic, the most recently public; MobileIron, the middle child; and King, which, of the three, has been public the longest. Read More

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