Articles about q4

Insight Enterprises grits teeth as cloudy payoff remains elusive

A biting currency headwind and Microsoft licensing fee changes slapped Insight Enterprises’ respective top and bottom lines in calendar Q4 as it waited for services investments to pay dividends. The global reseller last night reported revenues of $1.45bn for the quarter, up four per cent year-on-year – but it could have been …
Paul Kunert, 12 Feb 2015
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Shape-shifting box shifter Systemax made cash... from non-IT kit

A write-off of deferred tax assets helped to widen losses at ailing Systemax during Q4 as the tanking consumer biz in North America more than offset sales growth in the Industrial Products division. It was an eventful end to another eventful year for the shrinking reseller, with turnover in the final three months of 2013 down …
Paul Kunert, 5 Mar 2014

Virgin Media sales flat: Firm bags fewer winter sign-ups than last year

Virgin Media watched subscriptions to its broadband service plummet during its final quarter, compared with the same three-month period a year earlier. The telco, which is owned by US cable giant Liberty Global, crumbled up against strong competition from rivals BT and BSkyB. It pulled in just over 39,000 broadband customers …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Feb 2014

Microsoft took away $4m of our profits, laments mighty reseller

The cost of redundancies and restructuring together with the biting changes Microsoft made to sales incentives almost wiped out the profit that Insight Enterprises made in EMEA during Q4, closing the curtains on a year of change. The reseller titan reported a five per cent regional sales spike to $397.6m in the final quarter …
Paul Kunert, 13 Feb 2014

Samsung leaps out of volume PC game as UK market crashes

Samsung withdrew from the fight at the sharp end of Blighty's PC market last quarter, figures from Gartner indicate. The Korean firm saw shipments plummet 85 per cent to 30,000 retail boxes, down from 215,000 in Q4 a year earlier. No business systems sales were reported, the analyst said. The net impact is that Sammy's market …
Paul Kunert, 7 Feb 2014
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Amazon mints a BILLION BUCKS from its cannibal cloud

Amazon's cloud division has brushed off competition from Google and Microsoft to report record revenue of $1.234bn, and grew its business abroad to historic highs as well. Amazon took in $1.234bn in cash in its "other" revenue segment in the fourth quarter of 2013, the company announced on Thursday, up from $1.011bn in the …
Jack Clark, 30 Jan 2014
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Red Hat revenues rise but not enough for Wall Street

Red Hat is growing like a weed, and thinks that in a few years open source cloud computing could be worth more to it than the entire Linux market. The open source firm reported revenues of $348m on Wednesday for its fiscal Q4 2013, up 17 per cent year over year. Though the earnings saw big increases year-over-year, they were …
Jack Clark, 27 Mar 2013
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New stats: Blighty's PC market ended 2012 on its KNEES

Retailers and distributors replenished PC stocks cautiously during Q4 last year in a nod to concerns over weak consumer demand for Windows 8 and the perennial threat posed by slablets, according to recent sales and shipment stats. IDC prelim stats show shipments of notebooks and desktops into the channel declined nearly 5 per …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jan 2013
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Bad news: PC slump worse than feared. Good news: It's Friday

Sales of personal computers – fat workstations, clunky desktops and laptops not running Android or iOS – took a bigger dive as 2012 wound down than the box counters at IDC had expected. People are not necessarily shifting from PCs to smartphones and tablets, but these new devices continue to lengthen the time between PC …
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Oracle pumps out Q4 financials in premature release: See? We're OK

Oracle rushed through the public filing of decent Q4 financials last night some three days earlier than planned to head off any industry talk that the pending exit of a sales bigwig was due to tumbling turnover. The word on the street, well at least on Murdoch's Wall St rag Barron's, is that 26-year Oracle veteran, exec veep …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2012
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Ingram Micro CEO outlines growth plan as 2011 profits falter

Ingram Micro's new chief exec has set out three strategic priorities as he gets to grips with the challenges facing the world's largest distributor and looks to bolster bottom line goodness. Alan Monie, who returned to Ingram as COO in November and was made top dog last month, outlined the imperatives on a Q4 conference call …
Paul Kunert, 9 Feb 2012
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Cisco lifts axe again, chops nearly one in five execs

Cisco has given marching orders to nearly one in five of its senior execs included in its massive cost-cutting drive and now plans to hand 1,200 contract workers their pink slips too. The networking Goliath last night revealed a 3 per cent rise in Q4 sales to $11.2bn but a 37.5 per cent collapse in operating profits to $1.45bn …
Paul Kunert, 11 Aug 2011
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Dell's profits shrink as revenue grows

Profits for Dell - the world's third-largest computer seller by shipments - declined 4.8 per cent during its fiscal fourth quarter despite an increase in sales for each of its business units. Steeper component costs were part of the problem. Plus, cheaper consumer PCs accounted for a larger percentage of sales. Dell's net …
Austin Modine, 19 Feb 2010
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HP floats Q4 profit on services biz

Hewlett-Packard's profits grew 14 per cent in the fiscal fourth quarter, boosted by corporate cost-cutting and solid performance by its enormous services unit. The vendor's successes helped offset major losses in revenue in just about everything that's not services, including consumer PCs; enterprise storage and servers; …
Austin Modine, 24 Nov 2009

Apple's Q4 'most profitable quarter ever'

Apple has once again run the recession's undershorts up the flagpole during its fiscal fourth quarter 2009. Record sales of iPhones and Macs helped Cupertino's profits soar 46 per cent in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago. Revenue also increased 25 per cent in the quarter over last year. Apple describes the …
Austin Modine, 20 Oct 2009
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Yahoo! welcomes! new! CEO! with! $303 million! loss!

Yahoo! lost $303 million in the fourth quarter. And Wall Street is chuffed. For the quarter ending December 31, the online ad broker raked in revenues of $1.8bn, a one per cent drop from a year ago. And that translates to a net loss of 22 cents a share. But if you ignore certain one-time charges - including severance packages …
Cade Metz, 28 Jan 2009
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Samsung posts first-ever quarterly loss

There's more gloomy financial news from the tech sector today with Samsung reporting its first-ever quarterly loss. The coffers of world's largest maker of memory chips sprang a leak in its fourth quarter under pressure of collapsing prices in memory and LCD displays as well as slowing demand from the global recession. …
Austin Modine, 24 Jan 2009
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eBay revenue shrinks for first time in history

In the fourth quarter, for the first time in its history, eBay saw a decline in year-over-year revenue. "We're not happy about that," CEO John Donahoe told analysts and reporters during the requisite conference call announcing the company's Q4 results. For the quarter ending December 31, eBay pulled in sales of $2.04bn, a 6.6 …
Cade Metz, 22 Jan 2009

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