) posts $1.95 vs. $1.29 first quarter earnings per share (EPS) (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) on a 79% revenue rise, as well as $2.29 non-GAAP EPS. It expects 2006 capex growth will be substantially greater than 2006 revenue growth.
Ford Motor (F
) posts 24 cents (excluding special items) vs. 58 cents first quarter EPS from continuing operations on 9% lower sales.
) is talking to both Yahoo (YHOO
) and Microsoft (MSFT
) to determine whether one of them might be a worthy ally against a common threat: Google (GOOG
), according to the Wall Street Journal.
) posts 17 cents vs. 39 cents first quarter EPS (GAAP) despite a 38% revenue rise. First quarter non-GAAP EPS was 44 cents EPS.
) posts 22 cents vs. 13 cents first quarter EPS (GAAP) on a 64% revenue rise.
) posts 6 cents vs. 34 cents first quarter EPS on a 1% same-store sales drop and 3.3% total sales rise. It notes that wireless sales were below expectations, while write-downs in connection with the company's turnaround plan reduced pre-tax income by $10 million.
) posts 6 cents vs. 19 cents first quarter EPS (GAAP) on 3.5% lower revenue. It sees 23 cents to 24 cents second quarter EPS on revenue of $380 million to $385 million.
) posts 59 cents vs. 43 cents first quarter EPS from continuing operations (including charges and credits) on a 34% revenue rise. It is to acquire Baker Hughes' 30% minority interest in WesternGeco for $2.4 billion cash.
Royal Caribbean (RCL
) posts 55 cents vs. 64 cents first quarter EPS on higher operating costs and a slight revenue drop. It expects second quarter net yields to increase 3% to 4% and EPS to be between 50 cents and 55 cents.
) posts $1.17 vs. 97 cents first quarter EPS (including stock option expenses) on an 8% sales rise. It raises 2006 EPS guidance to between $4.55 and $4.65 (including 16 cents stock option expense), and organic local-currency revenue growth to between 5.5% and 8%.
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (CHRT
) posts a penny first quarter EPS vs. 3 cents loss on a 96% revenue rise. It expects net income of around $16 million for the second quarter.
Foundry Networks (FDRY
) posts 8 cents vs. 7 cents first quarter EPS (GAAP) on 35% higher revenue.
First Data (FDC
) posts 48 cents vs. 47 cents first quarter EPS from continuing operations on a 10% revenue rise. It sees 52 cents to 55 cents second quarter EPS from continuing operations.
F5 Networks (FFIV
) posts lower-than-expected 39 cents vs. 31 cents second quarter EPS on a 39% revenue rise. It sees 40 cents to 41 cents third quarter EPS on revenue of $96 million to $98 million.
) plans to invest $10 billion in power generation in Texas.
) posts 49 cents vs. 41 cents first quarter EPS (non-GAAP) on a 9.8% sales rise. It sees $2.02 2006 adjusted EPS on an 11% to 14% sales rise.
First Republic Bank (FRC
) posts 57 cents vs. 49 cents first quarter EPS on 23% higher net interest income, continued growth in deposits, and loan origination.
LM Ericsson (ERICY
) posts SEK 0.29 vs. SEK 29 cents first quarter EPS despite a 24% sales rise. The company said assets acquired from Marconi Corp. generated a first quarter operating loss of about SEK 600 million.