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August 30, 2013
12:23 EDTOVTI, STM OmniVision Technologies plummets after quarterly revenue, guidance disappoints
Shares of image sensor devices company OmniVision Technologies (OVTI) are falling after the company reported first quarter revenue that fell shy of consensus estimates, and issued disappointing second quarter guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, OmniVision reported first quarter adjusted earnings per share of 55c and revenue of $373.7M. Analysts' consensus expectations were for EPS of 43c and revenue of $376.58M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company predicted that it would report adjusted EPS of 36c-53c and revenue of $375M-$410M for the second quarter. Analystsí consensus estimates were 49c and $406.6M, respectively. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, a number of analysts reacted negatively to OmniVision's results and guidance. Research firms Oppenheimer, Craig-Hallum, and Northland Securities all downgraded the stock. They cited margin pressure and increasing competition as reasons for the downgrade. Meanwhile, Craig-Hallum lowered its price target on the shares to $18 from $24. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, OmniVision fell $2.88, or 15.6%, to $15.53 on more than six times the average daily trading volume. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of OmniVision's competitor, STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM), were down about 3% in early afternoon trading.
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January 27, 2016
06:55 EDTSTMFrench government: STMicro must engage in new strategy, Reuters says
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05:42 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics says to exit set-top box chip business
The company says, "Today we are announcing that we will discontinue the development of new platforms and standard products for set-top-box and home gateway. This difficult decision is consistent with our strategy to only participate in sustainable businesses and is due to the significant losses posted by our set-top box business over the past years in an increasingly challenging market." After an extensive review of external and internal options for the future of the company's set-top box business, ST will discontinue the development of new platforms and standard products for set-top-box and home gateway. The slower than expected market adoption of leading-edge products and increasing competition on low-end boxes, combined with the required high level of R&D investment, has led this business to generate significant losses in the course of the last years. As a result of this, the company announced a global workforce review, including:the redeployment of about 600 employees, currently associated with the set-top-box business, to support principally ST's growth ambitions in digital automotive and microcontrollers; a global workforce re-alignment that may affect approximately 1,400 employees worldwide, of which about 430 in France through a voluntary departure plan, about 670 in Asia and about 120 in the US. Deployment of the plan by country or site will be subject to applicable legislation and will depend on local negotiations. In 2016, the workforce re-alignment is anticipated to affect about 1,000 employees, out of which about 150 in France. Annualized savings are estimated at $170M upon completion and restructuring costs at about $170M.
05:26 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics sees Q1 revenues down sequentially by about 3% at mid-point
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05:24 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics reports Q4 EPS 0c, consensus 1c
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