Musk put in a bid for 2.6 billion in order to acquire Solar City's 3.25 billion dollar debt which by the way has only taken 3 years to reach. Since the 2012 IPO of ticker symbol $SCTY the company has posted losses in all but three quarters. Negative cash flow and interest payment obligations continue to grow making this nothing more but a bail out deal for the clean energy firm. Musk has purchased 165 million out of the 200 million in solar bonds that Solar City has managed to sell. Although the investment is high yield it is not FDIC insured which guarantees for greater risk on earnings and principle.
As finance cost continues to move higher Solar City already has a hard time competing with local installers as the demand decreases for solar leases. If that is the case then Tesla will have a difficult time turning things around as more cash flow is required in order to implicate a new strategical approach.
With Apple making up 3% of the S&P 500, 14% of the Nasdaq-100, and 4% of the Dow Jones Industrial Average there is little to no secret that this company is the most profitable in the U.S. Revenue experienced its first decline in 15 years compared to $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.
Closing the after hours session 2.79% lower it seems to me that Institutions may try to buy this dip with the anticipation that next quarters revenue will push higher as Tim Cook continues to hype the companies future growth on iPhone 7 sales. With holidays coming up right around the corner we can expect to see gross and net margins lift higher as consumer spending adds to the sales frenzy. India is one of the bigger countries in the past where Apple has grown its sales by more then 50% and with that being said I can't wait to see what this magnificent company has in store for its shareholders.
It is no secret that market participants like what they see and hear as Q1 revenue in productivity and business processes grew 6% to 6.7 billion dollars. The stock hit an all time high of $60.79 in after hours breaking the previous high of $59.97 which was set back in December of 1999. Commercial,consumer, and dynamic product revenue grew between 5-11% from sales of the cloud based program Office 365.
The company has announced a partnership with Adobe, a purchase takeover of the social network Linkedin, and reaffirmed it is on track to complete a 40 billion share repurchase program by the end of the year. This is by far one of the best quarters I have witnessed as EPS came in at 76 cents on revenue of 22.33 billion versus wall streets expectation of 68 cents on 21.71 billion. As long as Microsoft continues to broaden there horizon for consumers and businesses the company will continue to pose a threat for major competitors such as Apple, Google, IBM, and Oracle.
Q2 revenue aligned with CEO Brian Krzanich and his positive expectations but wall street didn't blink an eye. The stock is down 3.89% in after hours tonight (07/20/16). GAAP YOY is up 3% with a 54% decrease in operating income. EPS came in at .27 which is down 51% from the previous .55 back in Q2 2015.
Hypothetically speaking if Intel decided to distribute every dollar of income to its shareholders they would receive 27 cents per unit instead of the previous 55 cents. There is speculation that Apple may use Intel to source some of there Iphone 7 modems partially replacing Qualcomm. Due to the company cutting its workforce down by 12,000 employees just over 3 months ago Intel is able to save on operating income.
The technicals are bullish with an increase in dividend since the mid 1990's. Cognitive solutions including cloud software seem to be the leader in IBM innovation. Global business, technology services, systems hardware, and global financing all produced a quarter that was nothing to write home about. I want you to take notice to the decrease in free cash flow, shares repurchased, total revenue, net income from operations, net cash provided by operating activities, and gross profit margin.
Q2 has brought upon itself an increase of net cash used in financing/investing activities as well as expenses and other incomes. With a 59% institutional and mutual fund ownership IBM share holders are in it for the long haul and really believe that this company can fit its head around all the debt incurred.
Using mavens and mobile revenue to represent 58-70% of Q2 2016 income we can clearly see a nice move higher because of revenue presentation. Both numbers have managed to beat the previous years quarter showing that Yahoo can stand on its own two feet. GAAP revenue increased 25.74% since Q2 of last year but gross revenue (accounting for all income) decreased 17%. GAAP display revenue decreased 7% but the number of ads have managed to increase by 9%. Yahoo (YHOO) is showing signs of a bullish bias to the upside as of market close (7/20/16) breaking away from its 3 month consolidation phase.
Q2 operating and net income exceeded the projected forecast despite a slower growth in users falling short just slightly under 1 million members. Competition will continue to grow fierce between surrounding competitors like Dish, Amazon, CBS, Seeso, You Tube, and Hulu as they battle it out for new and continuing user growth.
As for existing members who are already grandfathered in under a lower price per month contract those individuals will be forced to pay a higher subscription cost so that Netflix can use additional money generated to satisfy all members with better content. The stock experienced a 13.54% loss in after hours where it finally found support slightly below its June 27th low.