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Facebook Announces Q4 2014 Earnings

Mark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook, where revenue was up 49 percent in the fourth quarter, while expenses rose 87 percent. Credit Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook, where revenue was up 49 percent in the fourth quarter, while expenses rose 87 percent. Credit Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook, announced a 49% increase in revenue and an 87% increase in expenses compared to the previous year.  Get the whole story in this article written by Vindu Goel of The New York Times.

Facebook Sales Beat Forecasts, but Expenses Increase Even Faster

SAN FRANCISCO — When Mark Zuckerberg warned investors three months ago that Facebook’s expenses were going to rise sharply, he really meant it.

The company reported on Wednesday that revenue increased 49 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year, exceeding Wall Street’s expectations. But expenses rose even faster, up 87 percent from the same quarter a year ago, driven in part by a huge increase in stock payouts to employees.  Read more

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Apple’s iPhone Six Boosts Company Earnings

Do you own an iPhone six?  If so, you’ve contributed to Apple’s most recent success.  Will you be investing in an Apple Watch this spring?  Learn more about what’s in store in this article from Bulldog Reporter’s Daily ‘Dog, reported by Richard Carufel.   Read entire article here.

Apple’s Brand Surges Again: Iconic Gadget Giant’s Titanic Q4 Confirms Its Global Dominance—and Marketing Mastery

With the Apple Watch Right Around the Corner, Can Company Disrupt Again? (Photo credit:  Bulldog Reporter)

If quarterly earnings reports are a reflection of a company’s reputation and its level of consumer engagement (as, of course, they are), then Apple could not be sitting any prettier—in addition to big bucks, the company has re-earned once-wavering big respect. The gadget giant’s iPhone six models shattered analysts’ expectations in Q4 of 2014, generating more revenue in the holiday quarter than Microsoft and Google combined, according to their earnings reports. Huge sales numbers of the iPhone in China catalyzed a record-breaking earnings period—and the outlook for the coming months is poised to explode again as the company prepares to roll out it’s long-anticipated Apple Watch in April. As it stands, fears that the company would not again ascend to the disruptive heights that Apple achieved in the Steve Jobs era have been effectively quashed—Apple is once again a smooth-operating, PR self-generating machine.  Read more

 

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All Eyes on P&G’s Brand Consolidation Strategy as Currency Headwinds Weigh on Q2 Results

This story appeared in the Great Speculations blog.

This story appeared in the Great Speculations blog.

Stay tuned for P&G’s release of its 2015 second quarter results today  (the company follows July-June fiscal year).  See what Forbes has to say.  Read story here.

Global consumer brands behemoth Procter & Gamble is set to release its 2015 second quarter results on January 27th (the company follows July-June fiscal year). Following the lackluster performance in the first quarter, P&G is guiding second quarter organic sales to grow by low to mid-single digits. Core (non-GAAP) EPS is guided to grow by the same range, despite currency headwinds of 5 to 6 percentage points. It is pertinent to note that the company provided this guidance assuming mid-October spot rates. Given the deterioration in major currencies since then, including the Euro, Ruble, Bolivar and Real, second quarter currency headwinds may be at the higher end of P&G’s guidance.

This also marks the first quarterly results since P&G announced its ambitious plan to trim its nearly 200-strong portfolio of brands down to 70-80 core brands.  Read more

 

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Shake-Up at Mattel as Barbie Loses Her Appeal

Mattel announced the resignation of Bryan G. Stockton in advance of the company’s scheduled earnings report this Friday. Credit Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Mattel announced the resignation of Bryan G. Stockton in advance of the company’s scheduled earnings report this Friday. Credit Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Barbie is Having a Tough 56th Year.  Read about the challenges facing toy makers, Mattel and Hasbro as reported in The New York Tines.  Read more

Barbie and other traditional toys are having a much tougher time supporting their elderly parent Mattel, a toy maker significantly weakened by stiff competition from small upstarts and by digital distractions aimed at children.

On Monday, the company reported that toy sales during last month’s crucial holiday shopping season plummeted, apparently one of the reasons the company also announced a management shake-up. Bryan G. Stockton, who worked for Mattel for more than 14 years and was chief executive for the last three, resigned over the weekend.

“The board recognizes that the company is not meeting our own expectations and those of our shareholders, and we felt that now is the right time to make a leadership change,” said Alex Clark, a spokesman for Mattel.  Read more

 

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