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May 20, 2014
12:59 EDTCRMEarnings Preview: Analysts expect Salesforce.com to beat Q1 expectations
Salesforce.com (CRM) is expected to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, May 20 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Salesforce.com is a provider of enterprise cloud computer and social enterprise solutions. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 10c on revenue of $1.21B. The consensus range is 9c-12c for EPS, and $1.16B-$1.23B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: Salesforce.com reported fourth quarter EPS 7c against estimates of 6c on revenue of $1.15B against estimates of $1.13B. The company gave Q1 EPS guidance of 9c-10c and Q1 revenue guidance of $1.21B, as well as fiscal year 2015 EPS guidance of 48c-50c and fiscal year 2015 revenue guidance of $5.25B-$5.3B. Salesforce.com also said its CFO Graham Smith will retire in March 2015. STREET RESEARCH: In the past quarter, Salesforce.com announces new investments in Europe after posting revenue growth of 41% in the continent in FY14. It plans to add more than 500 new jobs across Europe during FY15. The company also announced a new industries strategy aimed at accelerating the company's growth. In recommendations, Pacific Crest said the company's shares should be bought ahead of its Q1 results due to strong sales for the Salesforce 1 platform. The firm added that its Q1 results and guidance are likely to beat expectations. Wedbush also said that Salesforce.com shares are not too high to attract growth-oriented buyers. The company was upgraded at Deutsche Bank, citing recent pullback in shares. Stephens and Oppenheimer said its checks were off to a strong start in FY15 and the company's results are expected to beat consensus expectations. PRICE ACTION: Salesforce.com shares have lost more than 19.5% since the first day of trading following the company's Q4 report. In Tuesday afternoon trading ahead of the Q1 report, Salesforce.com shares are trading down fractionally to $52.98.
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September 19, 2014
10:48 EDTCRMOracle tumbles after Q1 earnings miss estimates, Ellison steps aside as CEO
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September 15, 2014
16:32 EDTCRMSalesforce.com assumed with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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07:24 EDTCRMTech leaders concede need to address privacy, security concerns, FT says
Prominent start-up investor and Facebook (FB) director Peter Thiel said a "crescendo of concern is building up in Europe" about the U.S. tech industry's record on online privacy and security, which Silicon Valley is underestimating "badly,” though Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt tech companies "are way sensitive" to the concerns, reported Financial Times. The same report noted that Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft (MSFT), said some in the industry have "underestimated the degree to which people care about privacy,” while Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff said consumer Internet companies have “paid a terrible price” for imposing a U.S.-centric view of their technology. Reference Link
06:23 EDTCRMCisco says Salesforce.com CEO Benioff to step down from board
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September 10, 2014
05:38 EDTCRMSalesforce.com signs agreement to establish data center in France
Salesforce.com (CRM) announced that it has signed an agreement to establish a new European Data Centre in France, selecting Interxion (INXN) as its service provider. The new data centre in France is one of three planned for Europe and will support the company's growing base of customers across the region. Salesforce.com's European Data Centre in France will be powered 100% by renewable energy sources.
September 9, 2014
11:30 EDTCRMSalesforce.com issues security alert on Dyre malware
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September 8, 2014
08:10 EDTCRMSalesforce.com allocates $100M to venture capital fund for app builders
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