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IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
Sep 3 15
IBM announced an expansion of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform – called IBM IoT Foundation - through an integration with ARM. This fusion will allow huge quantities of data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and wearable monitoring devices to be gathered, analyzed and acted upon. IBM also announced the first in a series of IBM Cloud-based, industry-specific IoT services with IoT for Electronics. The service will enable electronics manufacturers to gather data from individual sensors that can be combined with other data for real-time analysis. The IBM IoT Foundation is a platform upon which a family of fully managed, cloud-hosted offerings on the SoftLayer Infrastructure is built. IoT Foundation makes it simple to derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It includes: Analytics tools capable of dealing with large quantities of fast-moving data, Access to IBM Bluemix, IBM's Platform-as-a-Service, that is capable of handling the immense flow of data and provide anytime access for decision makers; and Security systems capable of helping organizations protect IoT data as rigorously as they do their own confidential financial, IP and strategy information. The integration between IBM and ARM will allow products powered by ARM mbed-enabled chips to automatically register with the IBM IoT Foundation, and connect with IBM analytics services. This unifies the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform and the IBM IoT Foundation at the point where information gathered from deployed sensors in any connected device is delivered to the cloud for analysis. The IoT connection also enables delivery of actionable events to control equipment or provide users with alerts or other information. For example, the triggering of an alarm message on a washing machine to ask the owner to confirm a breakdown engineer appointment if a fault is detected.
ARM Holdings plc Announces Board Changes, Effective from 1 September 2015
Aug 4 15
ARM Holdings plc announced the forthcoming appointment of Lawton Fitt and Stephen Pusey as independent non-executive directors. They will both join the board on 1 September 2015. Lawton will also join the audit committee from that date. Lawton Fitt is currently an independent non-executive director of Ciena Corporation (where she also chairs the audit committee), Carlyle Group LP and The Progressive Corporation and a trustee of Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, having served on the board of Thomson Reuters Corporation until 2014. Stephen Pusey was until recently Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Group plc, retiring at Vodafone's annual general meeting on 28 July 2015. He joined Vodafone in September 2006 and joined the board in 2009. ARM also announced that Kathleen O'Donovan, senior independent non-executive director and chair of the audit committee, will retire from the ARM board on 31 December 2015, having completed nine years' service. Lawton Fitt will replace Kathleen as chair of the audit committee on 1 January 2016 and Andy Green, independent non-executive director, will become senior independent director from that date.
Arm Holdings plc Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Declares Interim Dividend for the Year Ending December 31, 2015, Payable on October 5, 2015; Provides Revenue Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2015
Jul 22 15
ARM Holdings plc reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of £228.5 million compared to £187.1 million a year ago. Profit from operations was £92.3 million compared to £65.3 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £94.7 million compared to £68.0 million a year ago. Profit for the period was £77.1 million compared to £55.5 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 5.4 pence compared to 3.9 pence a year ago. Diluted earnings per ADS were 25.6 cents compared to 20.1 cents a year ago. Net cash from generation was £93.3 million compared to £86.7 million a year ago. Adjusted EPS was £0.07 per share, up from £0.05 per share a year earlier. On non-GAAP basis, Profit from operations was £120.8 million against £91.5 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £123.9 million compared to £94.2 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 7.3 pence against 5.4 pence a year ago. Normalized cash generation was £93.3 million against £86.7 million a year ago.
For the six months, the company reported revenues of £456.0 million compared to £373.7 million a year ago. Profit from operations was £193.8 million compared to £141.6 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £198.1 million compared to £146.0 million a year ago. Profit for the period was £162.1 million compared to £117.7 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 11.4 pence compared to 8.3 pence a year ago. Diluted earnings per ADS were 53.8 cents compared to 42.6 cents a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £170.4 million compared to £130.2 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £12.6 million compared to £10.9 million a year ago. Purchases of other intangible assets were £7.0 million compared to £9.4 million a year ago. Purchase of short and long-term deposits was £42.8 million compared to £40.8 million a year ago. Normalized cash generation was £161.8 million compared to £126.7 million a year ago. On non-GAAP basis, Profit from operations was £238.3 million against £185.6 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £244.4 million compared to £191.3 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 14.4 pence against 11.0 pence a year ago.
In respect of the year to December 31, 2015, the directors of the company are declaring an interim dividend of 3.15 pence per share, an increase of 25% over the 2014 interim dividend of 2.52 pence per share. This interim dividend will be paid, out of the UK GAAP distributable reserves of ARM Holdings plc, on October 5, 2015 to shareholders on the register on September 4, 2015.
The company provided revenue guidance for the year ending December 31, 2015. The company expects overall dollar revenues for 2015 to be in-line with current market expectations of approximately $1.48 billion.
ARM Holdings plc, Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 22, 2015
Jul 14 15
ARM Holdings plc, Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 22, 2015
ARM Holdings plc Announces Executive Changes
Jun 24 15
ARM Holdings plc announced the appointment of Chris Kennedy as Director and CFO to succeed Tim Score, whose intention to retire was announced at the company's Annual General Meeting on 1 May 2015. Tim will retire as CFO of ARM on 30 June 2015. Since joining ARM in March 2002, Tim has been an integral part of the leadership team responsible for growing ARM's revenues, profits and returns to shareholders over a sustained period.