Surprise! BlackBerry reports a profit for the fourth quarter although revenue comes in below expectations

BlackBerry surprised Wall Street and Main Street by reporting that it earned a profit of $28 million, or 5 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended February 28th. A year earlier, the company reported a loss of $148 million, or 28 cents a share. Removing one-time items from the bottom line, BlackBerry turned a profit of $20 million, or 4 cents a share. Wall Street expected the company to report a loss of 4 cents a share for the period...
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115 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

$660 million revenue? Blackberry becoming smaller and smaller and smaller. If BB becoming a software only company, it will become the $67 million revenue company.... even smaller and smaller.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They had a $12mm charge-off and acquired Secusmart. If you don't know how to read a P/L sheet, stay in your basement tenement while enjoying fried rats for dinner.

49. Alan01

Posts: 569; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Um, to be honest with you, charges do not affect revenue-only the bottom line. The $660 million in revenue is the figure. Regards, Alan F.

71. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Um, to be honest with you, I was referring to a P/L sheet. Read much?

80. Alan01

Posts: 569; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Regardless of how many P/L sheets you've read, revenue is never affected by one-time items. The $12 million charge off affects items below the revenue line. Such as EBITDA or operating profits and even net. But revenue is absolutely not affected by charges. Regards, Alan F.

94. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Geez, does anybody here know how to read? I NEVER ONCE MENTIONED REVENUE. The moron I was responding to was blabbing about the company contracting and I pointed out they had a charge-off and an acquisition.

81. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

revenue means income. No matter how much BB spend, it doesn't matter. Because revenue/income is the amount of money that bb receive, not counting the amount of money that bb spend/wasted.

75. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Right... charge effect profit, not revenue.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

It figures that you would come here trolling. Dude, they posted a profit, no matter how you try and spin it. Asp's are up. Cash in the bank increased. Passports and Classics are selling well, even in the U.S. at AT&T and Verizon. BlackBerry is becoming a leaner, meaner machine, just like I said. "The little engine that could". Oh yeah, remember when you said I'd be here to throw it in your face of BlackBerry did well? Here I am! You hungry? How do you like your crow?

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He'd be happy if he had the chance to eat crow. Fried rat with a side of possum fritters is all he'll aspire to.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Agreed!

83. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You'll be surprised to what we (Guang Dong people) eat. Crow, rat, possum, everything were edible by us.

87. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

That is not a visual that anyone needed.

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But if they don't sell as well as the iPhone then they're a failure!!! ... umm... :P Good news is good news. I will say that I was wrong in my statements previously posted in other articles. I'm still not going to say that they're out of the woods just yet, but they've most definitely reversed the downward spiral from years past and for me, that's one hell of a feat.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can't make one comment without mentioning the iPhone can you?

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop being so salty.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop using my words.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

If the shoe fits....

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well then you should wear it...

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wear a size 14 show. Your teeny, tiny size 6 ain't my size.

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A size 14 show? Lol who's typing is off again?

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

Had I posted what I really wanted to, I'd be "limited" right now. Let's just say that you're a pretty small guy from what I've been told, and leave it at that.

96. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's ok, we know you don't have the guts to do so because this is all you have. Without your account you'd be an empty shell. As for "small" again when you have stepped foot in the ballpark then you can get on the level of making adult jokes.

102. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm an "empty shell" without this and all you do is troll BlackBerry and Motorola articles all day long, and get very salty when someone mentions iPhone. And considering that your the 17 year old virgin hear with a shoe size so tiny that it's not even half of mine, I'd say this is all YOU have. Now shut down mommy and daddy's computer and go do your homework, Jr.

106. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You have no room to call anyone a troll. Look at what you do. All you do is constantly shoot down anything negative about Blackberry. Say one thing bad about Blackberry and you swoop down like a hawk. Now shut down the leapfrog and go do your homework.

114. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

"You have no room to call anyone a troll. Look at what you do. All you do is constantly shoot down anything negative..." I can easily substitute iPhone in their and that's all you do, so don't be a hypocrite. Now stop stalking me on a Sunday night, or do you still need me to validate your existence? Go ahead and respond and prove me right.

72. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm a size 12 and I'm only 6'1, what's the problem? They don't have adult-sized men in your country?

95. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's not what I meant. He has pointed out my spelling errors before so I'm calling him out on his hypocrisy.

103. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're pointing out my hypocrisy, and yet you don't even something as simple as a comma when you're supposed to. Pot, meet kettle...

107. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never claimed to be a grammar cop.

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