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September 25, 2015
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10:26 EDTBBRYBlackBerry posts quarterly loss, says turnaround continuing
BlackBerry (BBRY) shares are lower in morning trading after the company posted a second quarter loss that was steeper than analysts' expectations. BlackBerry is in the middle of a turnaround for its smartphone business and confirmed today that it plans to launch a new device that uses Google's (GOOG) Android operating system. EARNINGS: Excluding items, BlackBerry reported a loss per share for Q2 of (13c), below analysts' consensus estimates of (9c). Revenue for the quarter was $490M, reflecting a purchase accounting write down of deferred revenue associated with the acquisition of WatchDox. The revenue result may not compare with analysts' estimate of $611M. Looking ahead, BlackBerry said it is targeting "sustainable" non-GAAP profitability in the fourth quarter and sees "modest" sequential growth in total revenue for the rest of fiscal year 2016. The company sees a "slight" uptick in third quarter revenue compared to this quarter, and announced it will change its non-GAAP income statement presentation to be "consistent with the primary practice in the software industry." BlackBerry said it believes this is necessary due to its increased emphasis on software, as well as acquisitions of software companies with material recurring revenue streams. On the company's earnings conference call, John Chen, BlackBerry's chief executive officer, announced that the board approved an increase to the current buyback program by an additional 15M shares, bringing the total available for repurchase to 21M shares. The approval was based on expectations for continued free cash flow. Chen said that he believes the company has made "good progress" moving its software business from perpetual to subscription. Chen said he is "not satisfied" as far as overall revenue and profitability, particularly in its handset business, but said the company is focused on growing device volume profitably, generating recurring revenue from IP licensing and making its software business larger. WHAT'S NOTABLE: To help strengthen its device business, Chen confirmed BlackBerry will launch a new slider device powered by Google's Android operating system later this calendar year, to be called Priv. Chen also confirmed that the company will continue to develop and enhance the BlackBerry 10 operating system and confirmed plans to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements. Chen said the company is working with Google to secure Android and is not using Samsung's (SSNLF) Knox. Chen said the company is not planning another BlackBerry 10 device this year and noted that if the plan of doing the Android type of implementation "works well," it could consider replacing BB10 or merging it into Android. PRICE ACTION: BlackBerry is down 2% to $6.89 in morning trading.
09:02 EDTBBRYBlackBerry not planning another BB10 device for this year
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08:58 EDTBBRYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Nike (NKE), up 8% after last night's better than expected earnings report and futures orders prompted numerous price target hikes at Street research firms. Among them, Deutsche Bank raised it price target on Nike shares to $140 and UBS bumped its target up to $137... Jabil Circuit (JBL), up 9%... BlackBerry (BBRY), up 1%. ALSO HIGHER: Bellerophon Therapeutics (BLPH), up 67% after announcing data from an interim analysis of the company's Phase 2 long-term extension study of INOpulse for the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension... Marvell (MRVL), up 5% after announcing a global headcount reduction, plans to downsize its mobile platform business... PayPal (PYPL), up 3% after being initiated with a Buy rating at Canaccord. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pier 1 Imports (PIR), down 15% after Q2 results, FY16 guidance cut... Finish Line (FINL), down 5.5%. ALSO LOWER: Internap (INAP), down 17% after cutting its revenue forecast and having its shares downgraded at Oppenheimer.
08:50 EDTBBRYBlackBerry says working with Google on securing Android
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08:29 EDTBBRYBlackBerry sees M&A more focused on tuck-in opportunities in near-term
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08:27 EDTBBRYBlackBerry sees 'slight uptick' in Q3 revenue compared to Q2
Q3 revenue consensus $613.03M may not compare. Note that the company said it is changing its non-GAAP income statement presentation to be consistent with the predominant practice in the software industry. BlackBerry said it believes the new methodology is appropriate because of its increased emphasis on software and its acquisitions of software firms with material recurring revenue streams.
08:22 EDTBBRYBlackBerry increases stock buyback authorization by 15M shares
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08:19 EDTBBRYBlackBerry sees 'good progress' moving software to subscription from perpetual
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07:04 EDTBBRYBlackBerry launches slider device Priv
BlackBerry (BBRY) is announcing two new additions to its handheld device roadmap. First, the company will launch a flagship slider device, Priv, which will run on the Android (GOOG) operating system, bringing together the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform. In combination with BlackBerry's efforts to support Android for Work on the BES12 platform, the new device will offer best in class security for enterprise customers. BlackBerry expects the device to be available late in the calendar year in major markets in-store and online, and will release further details in the coming weeks. While the new device will provide a choice in OS to new and existing customers, the company remains committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which enables industry-leading security and productivity benefits. Second, the company will continue to develop and enhance the BlackBerry 10 operating system and is confirming plans to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements, with version 10.3.3 scheduled to be available in March 2016.
07:03 EDTBBRYBlackBerry targets sustainable non-GAAP profitability in Q4
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07:02 EDTBBRYBlackBerry reports Q2 adjusted EPS (13c), consensus (9c)
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September 24, 2015
15:00 EDTBBRYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:56 EDTBBRYBlackBerry September 7 weekly straddle priced for 7% movement into Q2
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Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) 46, BlackBerry (BBRY) 54 according to iVolatility.
September 23, 2015
12:27 EDTBBRYBlackBerry September weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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