viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

BlackBerry anuncia los resultados financieros del Cuarto trimestre fiscal 2015


El día de hoy BlackBerry ha anunciado los resultados financieros del cuarto trimestre fiscal 2015, un período en el que registró un beneficio neto de 28 millones de dólares encontraste con los 423 millones de dólares que perdió en el mismo periodo del año anterior.
  • El 90% de teléfonos inteligentes vendidos en este trimestre fiscal son equipos BlackBerry 10
En cambio, ha registrado unas pérdidas neta trimestral de 304 millones de dólares, un 94,8% menos que los 5.873 millones de dólares que perdió el año anterior.

En el apartado de los ingresos la empresa canadiense logró 660 millones de dólares, incluyendo un impacto negativo de $ 12 millones de fluctuaciones monetarias. El desglose de los ingresos para el trimestre fue aproximadamente un 42% para el hardware, el 47% para los servicios y el 10% para el software. Durante el cuarto trimestre, aproximadamente 1,6 millones de dispositivos BlackBerry fueron vendidos a través de clientes finales, a un precio promedio de venta de 211 dólares.

John Chen, CEO de BlackBerry, ha señalado en el comunicado que “Nuestro enfoque el año pasado fue poner la casa en orden, mientras elaborábamos una estrategia de crecimiento de varios años e invertimos en nuestra cartera de productos. Ahora tenemos un muy buen control sobre nuestros márgenes y nuestros planes de productos han sido bien recibidos. La segunda mitad de nuestro tiempo de producción se centra en la estabilidad de los ingresos con una rentabilidad sostenible y la generación de caja“.

Información destacada:

  • Uso efectivo normalizado de $ 76 millones en el trimestre, en comparación con $ 784 millones en el mismo trimestre del año anterior.
  • Saldo en Efectivo e inversiones de $ 3270 millone al final del trimestre fiscal, un aumento de 608 millones de dólares con respecto al mismo trimestre del año anterior. Y que coincide con el saldo más alto en la historia de la compañía.
  • Margen bruto No GAAP de 48,3% y GAAP del 48,2, con un tercer trimestre consecutivo de margen bruto positivo de hardware.
  • Ingresos no-GAAP de $0,04 por acción frente a una pérdida de $0,08 por acción en el mismo trimestre del año anterior.
  • Ingresos por software de 67 millones de dólares, un aumento del 20% con respecto al mismo trimestre del año anterior.
  • Anunció una alianza con Google para el apoyo de “Android for Work”.
  • Lanzado el BlackBerry classic en diciembre, con la inclusión del Classic y el Passport por parte de grandes compañías como Telus, Bell, Rogers, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone y Orange.
  • Se completó la adquisición de Secusmart.
  • En el Mobile World Congress se anunció el BlackBerry Leap, se presentó el próximodispositivo táctil de Blackberry y se anunció el BlackBerry Experience Suite junto con otros productos de seguridad.


A continuación la nota de prensa oficial (inglés):

March 27, 2015 07:00 ET
BlackBerry Reports Non-GAAP Profitability and Positive Cash Flow for the Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter

Reports GAAP Profitability, Software Revenue Grows 24% Sequentially


WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 27, 2015) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today reported financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended February 28, 2015 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Q4 Highlights

Normalized positive cash flow of $76 million in the quarter, reversing normalized cash use of ($784) million in Q4 FY14
Cash and investments balance of $3.27 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, an increase of $608 million over Q4 FY14 and matching the highest balance in company history
Non-GAAP earnings of $0.04 per share, reversing a loss per share of ($0.08) in Q4 FY14
Non-GAAP operating income of $2 million reversing an operating loss of ($156) million in Q4 FY14
Non-GAAP gross margin of 48.3% and GAAP gross margin of 48.2%, with a third consecutive quarter of positive hardware gross margin
Software revenue of $67 million, a 20% increase over Q4 FY14
Announced a partnership with Google to support Android for Work
Launched the BlackBerry Classic in December, with support for the Classic and the previously-released Passport by major carriers, including Telus, Bell, Rogers, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone and Orange
Completed the acquisition of Secusmart, a leader in high-security voice and text encryption
After the quarter at Mobile World Congress, announced the full-touch BlackBerry Leap and unveiled the upcoming BlackBerry device portfolio
Also at Mobile World Congress, announced the BlackBerry Experience Suite software portfolio that brings BlackBerry’s productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running iOS®, Android™, and Windows®
Other product announcements at Mobile World Congress included BES 12 Cloud, integration of WorkLife and SecuSUITE with Samsung KNOX, and Vodafone Germany’s rollout of Secusmart technology

Q4 Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was approximately $660 million, including a negative $12 million impact from currency fluctuation. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 42% for hardware, 47% for services and 10% for software. During the fourth quarter, the Company recognized hardware revenue on approximately 1.3 million BlackBerry smartphones. Approximately 1.6 million BlackBerry smartphones were sold through to end customers, with an ASP of $211 compared to $180 in the previous quarter.

Non-GAAP profit for the fourth quarter was $20 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to earnings of $0.01 per share last quarter. GAAP net income for the quarter was $28 million, or $0.05 per share. GAAP net income includes a non-cash charge associated with the change in the fair value of the debentures of $50 million (the “Q4 Fiscal 2015 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment”), investment income of $115 million related to the Rockstar sale (the “Rockstar Sale Adjustment”) and pre-tax charges of $58 million related to the restructuring program. The impact of these adjustments on GAAP net income and earnings per share is summarized in a table below.

Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $3.27 billion as of February 28, 2015. The cash balance increased $156 million in the fourth quarter, including net gains of $80 million related to acquisitions and divestitures during the quarter. Aggregate contractual obligations amounted to approximately $1.3 billion as at February 28, 2015, compared to $1.6 billion at the end of the third quarter. Purchase orders with contract manufacturers totaled approximately $394 million at the end of the fourth quarter, compared to $565 million at the end of the third quarter. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, operating cash flow was $205 million with free cash flow (operating cash flow minus capital expenditures) of $189 million.

“Our focus this past year was on getting our financial house in order while creating a multi-year growth strategy and investing in our product portfolio. We now have a very good handle on our margins, and our product roadmaps have been well received,” said Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen. “The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation.”

Outlook

The Company continues to anticipate positive free cash flow.

The Company is expanding its distribution capability, and expects traction from these efforts to manifest some time in fiscal 2016. The company continues to target sustainable non-GAAP profitability some time in fiscal 2016.

Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, loss before income taxes, net income) and earnings per share to Non-GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, loss before income taxes, net income and earnings per share:

(United States dollars, in millions except per share data)

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