Company News & Earnings

  • Bank of Queensland sees uncertain economy AAP - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:24 AM AEDT

    Bank of Queensland is forecasting economic uncertainty after posting a record half year cash profit. The bank's new chief executive Jon Sutton says the outlook was unclear for the short to medium term. The bank said it supported former Commonwealth Bank chief David Murray's financial system inquiry, and urged the government to make it easier for smaller, regional banks to compete.

  • Impairments affect Soul Pattinson AAP - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 9:49 AM AEDT

    Investment group Washington H Soul Pattinson's first half profit has declined due to impairments but it's enjoyed earnings rises in its major divisions. Net profit was down 8.7 per cent at $67.3 million, including impairments to company New Hope's oil and gas interests.

  • BOQ cash profit up 19% AAP - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 9:43 AM AEDT

    Bank of Queensland says its cash profit is up 19 per cent to $167 million, but adds that poor consumer and business confidence is hurting the economy. The bank says its net profit for the six months to February 28 is up 14 per cent on the previous first half, at $154 million, and it has increased its dividend 13 per cent to 36 cents, fully franked. The bank urged that federal government and regulators to adopt recommendations it said would level the playing field for smaller banks.

  • H. B. Fuller misses 1Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 9:39 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the St Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 19 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 30 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street ...

  • Francesca's Holdings tops Street 4Q forecasts Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:54 PM AEDT

    The Houston-based company said it had profit of 14 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-recurring costs, were 21 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Lands' End posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:03 PM AEDT

    The Dodgeville, Wisconsin-based company said it had net income of $1.03 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.12 per share. The clothing maker posted revenue of $504.6 million ...

  • Leidos tops 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:48 PM AEDT

    The Reston, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 59 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 69 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The ...

  • Nufarm lifts profit, cuts costs AAP - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:07 AM AEDT

    Nufarm says it is well-placed to lift full year profit and is positive about its major markets as long as the weather co-operates. Nufarm says favourable Australian weather in the past two months and better demand has it well-placed to increase annual earnings as it reported a lift in its interim profit. Western Australia was still dry and rains were needed ahead of crop planting to drive sales there. "With some improvement in demand, the business is expected to generate a stronger second half result than in 2014," Nufarm said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Amphastar reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:31 AM AEDT

    The Rancho Cucamonga, California-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 3 cents per share. The specialty pharmaceutical company posted ...

  • G-III Apparel tops 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:15 PM AEDT

    The New York-based company said it had profit of 96 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 98 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...

  • Gazit-Globe reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 9:51 PM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Tel Aviv, Israel-based company said it had a loss of 32 cents. The real estate company posted revenue of $323.7 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit ...

  • McCormick tops Street 1Q forecasts Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 9:39 PM AEDT

    The Sparks, Maryland-based company said it had profit of 55 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 70 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average ...

  • HD Supply reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 9:21 PM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had a loss of 48 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 11 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Clash of Clans maker sees revenues hit 1.5 bn euros AFP - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 6:48 PM AEDT
    Clash of Clans maker sees revenues hit 1.5 bn euros

    The maker of hit game Clash of Clans said Tuesday its revenues shot up to 1.55 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in 2014, a 130 percent bound over the prior year. Finnish mobile game studio Supercell, in announcing its results from last year, reported making 515 million euros in operating profit as defined by earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. The revenue figures make Supercell 10 times larger than its rival and fellow Finnish game maker Rovio, which is behind Angry Birds. "We?re very thankful to the millions of players around the world who play our games," Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen said in a statement.

  • TPG ups guidance, posts $106.7m profit AAP - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 8:51 AM AEDT

    TPG Telecom has lifted full year earnings guidance after announcing an 18 per cent increase in first half net profit to $106.73 million. The telco, which is in the process of trying to take over rival ...

  • Coherus BioSciences reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 7:15 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Redwood City, California-based company said it had a loss of $1.47. The drug developer posted revenue of $6.5 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit ...

  • China Recycling Energy posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:39 PM AEDT

    The Xi An City Shan Xi Province, China-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share. The waste-to-energy technology company posted revenue of $116,000 in the period. For the year, the company ...

  • Veritiv reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:21 PM AEDT

    The Norcross, Georgia-based company said it had a loss of 88 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 7 cents per share. The distributor of packaging and printing supplies posted ...

  • FMSA Holdings misses 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:48 PM AEDT

    The Chesterland, Ohio-based company said it had net income of 23 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 24 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Lew's Premier gives special dividend AAP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:11 AM AEDT

    Solomon Lew's retail outfit Premier Investments will pay shareholders a special dividend after lifting first half profit by nine per cent against a backdrop of mixed consumer confidence. The retailer behind stationary chain Smiggle and pyjama maker Peter Alexander lifted its net profit for the six months to January 24 to $56.8 million. The interim dividend was increased by one cent to 21 cents, and a fully franked special dividend of nine cents a share will be paid. The company said its growth plans for Smiggle into the UK and Peter Alexander were delivering and the turnaround of Jay Jays is progressing well.

  • KB Home and Biogen are big market movers Associated Press - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 7:43 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE KB Home, up $1.18 cents to $15.26 The homebuilder reported better-than-expected ...

  • Strong US dollar hurts Tiffany's outlook Associated Press - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 12:35 AM AEDT

    Shares of Tiffany & Co. fell in morning trading Friday as the luxury jeweler warned of a challenging year ahead. The New York company said the strong U.S. dollar, soft sales in the U.S. and rising costs ...

  • KB Home tops Street 1Q forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:46 PM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Los Angeles-based company said it had profit of 8 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 7 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The ...

  • Energy Fuels reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:34 PM AEDT

    The Toronto-based company said it had a loss of 51 cents per share. The uranium and vanadium miner and developer posted revenue of $203,000 in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $43.6 ...

  • Darden 3Q adj. profit tops Street; boosts 2015 outlook Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:05 PM AEDT

    Darden Restaurants' fiscal third-quarter earnings climbed on improving sales at Olive Garden and its other chain restaurants. The company's adjusted profit beat analysts' estimates. Darden also boosted ...

  • Proteon Therapeutics posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:24 PM AEDT

    The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 48 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $3.3 million, or $3.16 per share. Revenue was reported as $2.9 million. Proteon ...

  • Tiffany beats 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:23 PM AEDT

    Tiffany & Co. (TIF) on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $196.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said ...

  • Chinese group in talks to take stake in Pirelli: report AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 1:18 PM AEDT
    Chinese group in talks to take stake in Pirelli: report

    Pirelli, the Italian tyre maker famed for its Formula One wheels and racy calendars, could soon be partly owned by a Chinese investor, Italian media reported Friday. Camfin, which is Pirelli's main shareholder with about a quarter of the company's shares, confirmed that it is "in negotiations with an industrial partner". Although Camfin did not name the interested party, Corriere della Sera reported Friday that the partner in talks is China Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), a state-own giant that generates about 70 billion euros ($75 billion) in annual revenues. Now a mainstay of the F1 circuit, Pirelli is equally well known for its racy calendars that have featured stars including Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and Penelope Cruz.

  • Nike profit beats on strong demand CNBC - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 9:07 AM AEDT
    Nike profit beats on strong demand

    Nike reported earnings of 89 cents per share on revenue of $7.46 billion.

  • Nike tops 3Q profit forecasts despite currency challenges Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 8:24 AM AEDT

    Nike Inc. said Thursday its net income climbed 16 percent in the fiscal third quarter even though the stronger dollar and other factors hurt the athletic apparel maker's results. The stronger dollar makes ...

  • Gordmans Stores beats 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:54 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of 12 cents. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • Freeport-McMoRan and Guess are big market movers Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:43 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down 97 cents to $17.26 The mining company is still facing ...

  • State National Cos. posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Bedford, Texas-based company said it had profit of 15 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 18 cents per share. The property and casualty insurer posted revenue ...

  • Vital Therapies reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:31 AM AEDT

    The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 59 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss ...