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IBM juices dividend (yet again)

With rival and former fiancée Sun Microsystems reporting its what are sure to be embarrassing financial results later today, today is a perfect day for IBM to rub it in extra hard. So Big Blue has announced it is boosting its dividend, while allocating another $3bn to buying back its own shares. Today is also quarterly …
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SAP profits fall, abandons full year forecast

SAP managed to increase revenues in the third quarter but saw net income fall five per cent. Software and software-related revenue was up 15 per cent to €1.99bn but net income was €388m, compared to €408m for the third quarter of 2007. This just tops the company's reduced earnings call it put out in early October. Basic …
John Oates, 28 Oct 2008
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Computacenter reports profits slide, warns on market

Computacenter posted decent revenues for the six months ended 30 June 2008 but warned that current trading wasn't that great. The reseller made £1.25bn in sales compared to £1.16bn in the first half of 2007. But profits before tax were down 14.2 per cent to £11m. Earnings per share, however, were up 10.6 per cent thanks to a …
John Oates, 17 Oct 2008
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Big Blue bucks the downturn

IBM gave investors something to cheer about today - Big Blue will not be nationalised any time soon. The company pre-announced a summary of its third quarter results, which show it has hit targets for the period, and fully expects to continue to do so. Earnings per share were $2.08 compared to $1.68 for the third quarter of …
John Oates, 9 Oct 2008
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STEC spills prelim Q3 numbers

EMC's favoured solid-state drive (SSD) supplier STEC has announced excellent preliminary results for its third 2008 quarter. STEC said that it now "expects to report third-quarter 2008 revenue and diluted non-GAAP earnings per share to be at the high end of its previous guidance range of $61m to $63m and $0.10 to $0.11, …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2008
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Oracle assures financiers they're not that important after all

Oracle comforted distraught investment bankers yesterday by delivering better-than-expected first quarter profits and pointing out it really doesn’t do that much business in the financial services sector. The database giant turned in revenues up 18 per cent to $5.3bn for the quarter ending August 31, producing a net profit of …
Joe Fay, 19 Sep 2008
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Computacenter down on falling profits

Computacenter shares are down more than seven per cent this morning after the firm reported a 14 per cent fall in profits in the first six months of the year. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2008 showed the reseller increased revenues by 7.8 per cent to £1.25bn, thanks mainly to currency movements. But profit …
John Oates, 28 Aug 2008
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Sun profits evaporate as darkness falls on US economy

Sun promised to buy back $1bn worth of shares from stockholders today as it announced static revenues and a slump in fourth quarter profits. Revenues came in at $3.78bn for the quarter ending June 30, down 1.4 per cent on the year. Profits collapsed though, coming in at $88m, compared to last year’s $329m. This resulted in …
Joe Fay, 1 Aug 2008
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Motorola accidentally makes a profit

Motorola wrong-footed the markets this morning when it turned in an unexpected profit for its second quarter and said it would be in the black for the year. However, the better-than-anticipated bottom line had nothing to do with its mobile devices division, which still managed to show sliding sales and increased losses. …
Joe Fay, 31 Jul 2008
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EDS delivers final final numbers

EDS missed Wall St revenue estimates but trumped earnings forecasts when it turned in its swansong Q2 results yesterday. The services company, which is due to be swallowed by HP in the next few months, turned in revenues of £5.6bn for the quarter ending June 30, up three per cent on the year. Wall Street analysts had been …
Joe Fay, 29 Jul 2008
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Sarin quits Vodafone

Arun Sarin is leaving Vodafone. The chief executive departs as the mobile group's profits pass £10bn for the year. Vodafone made revenues of £35.5bn, up 4.2 per cent, and adjusting operating profit of £10.1bn in the year ended 31 March 2008. Earnings per share were up 11 per cent to 12.5p. Sarin will be replaced by his deputy …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008
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BT profits nothing to phone home about

BT failed to increase profits this year, although turnover was up very slightly in the fourth quarter ended 31 March. For the full year BT turned over £20.7bn, a two per cent increase on 2007. But profit before taxation and specific items was £2.5bn - no improvement on last year. BT did raise its EBITDA some three per cent to …
John Oates, 15 May 2008
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SAP reports profits drop, delays ByDesign rollout

SAP has increased revenues for the first quarter of this year, but net income has fallen and it is delaying the rollout of its webhosted business management product. Results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2008 show revenues up 14 per cent to €2.46bn, but net income is down 22 per cent to €242m, compared to €310m for the …
John Oates, 30 Apr 2008
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Seagate says storage demand better than expected

Seagate surprised itself in the last quarter by shipping 47 million disk drives, more than it had actually planned for. The storage vendor's results for the first quarter ending 28 September showed revenues up 17.6 per cent to $3.3bn, with net income leaping from $19m last year to $355m. This turned in earnings per share of $ …
Joe Fay, 17 Oct 2007

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