Tag: quarterly-results

Research in Motion 1st Quarter Fiscal 2011 Conference Call Summary


We’re now into the 2nd quarter of RIM’s fiscal year 2011 and today RIM hosted a conference call summarizing the first quarter as well as a little insight into what to expect in the next. As with every conference call, RIM made it clear that growth opportunities for the company are primarily focused in international markets, as well as converting feature phone users to smartphone users. It would be a real shame to see RIM become a company focused on making smartphones with low ASPs. A race to the bottom would probably mean selling more devices in the short term, but they would lose a lot of respect from the hardcore smartphone users who need innovative devices that cost a lot.
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Save the date: RIM to announce 2nd Quarter Fiscal 2010 results


Back when RIM announced its first quarter fiscal 2010 results, we brought you a summary and we’ll be doing the same for this coming quarter. If you personally have money invested in RIM, I would recommend listening anyways.

On September 24th, 2009, RIM will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 after the close of the market. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 5 pm ET, which can be accessed by dialing 800-733-7571 or by logging on at www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml.

A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 7 pm by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 21289982#. This replay will be available until midnight ET October 8, 2009.

What goes into a Rogers bill


Pie chart of a typical Rogers bill

With the aid of Rogers’ Q2 financial report and some trusty pie chart skills, some folks at Wireless North put together the numbers which constitute Rogers’ $75 average monthly revenue per user.

General overhead, shiny offices, salaries etc: $30
Cost of sales (Direct costs, electricity bill for those towers etc.): $7.69
Marketing (You might have seen some): $7.44
Depreciation (Infrastructure cost of the network): $6.06
Debt (interest on loans for past spectrum auctions and investments): $3.55
Profit (before taxes): $27.89

Yep, a little over a third of that monthly bill goes right into Ted’s coffers. Just a friendly reminder before anyone gets too angry at Telus or Bell for charging for incoming SMS messages.

(Wireless North via MobileSyrup)


Rogers stock down despite solid Q2 earnings


Sad faceChalk it up to poor forecasts, issues with iPhone pricing, or less than stellar subscriber numbers, but Rogers’ 12% earnings increase last quarter did little to assuage stockholders. Stock price is down to around $34 from $39 last week despite making $CAN 364 million last quarter versus $CAN 299 million last year. Unfortunately, wireless additions were down to 92,000 versus 133,000 last year, but this doesn’t take into account the full punch of the iPhone, and you can bet that the BlackBerry Bold will be pushing Q3 numbers in a good direction as well.

(via cellular-news)


BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 32


BlackBerry CoolThe illustrious Mr. Douglas Soltys graces us with his presence this episode, as we run down the week’s news…

All MP3 and no iTunes makes RSS a dull boy.

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RIMM shares drop, some analysts remain optimistic


End is nearSo the quarterly results are clearly hurting RIM’s stock, which dove to $116 this morning, but some analysts agree that the mediocre Q1 report is just a calm before the Storm Thunder. A lot of new products are on the way from RIM which demand R&D and marketing dollars now for successful launches later this year, causing many to brush off this quarter’s performance. Of course, the confirmed AT&T delay makes us wonder how much wind the 3G iPhone will take out of the BlackBerry Bold’s sails. What do you guys think? Is this just a slump before the big show, or a sign of the End of Days for RIM? Do lower stock prices make now a perfect time to buy?