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Profit Warnings


  • Can Sony reprogram for recovery? Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Can Sony reprogram for recovery?

    Manoj Menon, partner and managing director at Frost & Sullivan, comments on the news that Sony has slashed its profit outlook by over two thirds and says the good news is that the group is getting out of the PC business.

  • Is UK plc back with a bang? Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Is UK plc back with a bang?

    Gavin Oldham, executive chairman of Share Centre, discusses growth in U.K. companies and their prospects.

  • UK profit warnings fall to 3-year low: EY Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK profit warnings fall to 3-year low: EY

    Keith McGregor, EMEIA restructuring leader at EY, points out that U.K. profit warnings fell to a three-year low in 2013 due to "great momentum" in the first half.

  • Shell troubles are not new: Analyst Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    Shell troubles are not new: Analyst

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, comments on Shell's profit warning and says it is a "reminder" and not new information.

  • Downward slog: Lululemon cuts forecast; shares drop Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    A woman wearing Lululemon Athletica clothing leads a yoga class in Miami Beach, Florida

    Upscale yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica cut its forecast for the fourth-quarter due to weak sales in January.

  • As stocks hit record highs, so do profit warnings Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A potential warning to stock investors of weaker-than-expected 4Q-2013 earnings is shaping up to be the most negative on record. USA Today reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said its first-half net profit increased 53% on the year to 5 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • This Analyst Says Balfour Beatty Still a Buy Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    This Analyst Says Balfour Beatty Still a Buy

    Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Fast Retailing Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Stock in 60 Seconds: Fast Retailing

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Fast Retailing in the daily 'Stock in 60' segment, which swung heavily after releasing Q2 operating profits that missed expectations.

  • Tiffany's Earnings Not That Sparkly? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Tiffany's Earnings Not That Sparkly?

    Stacey Widlitz, president of S.W. Retail Advisors and CNBC Contributor, reminds CNBC ahead the release of earnings that Tiffany's has warned of lower profits over the last four quarters and is currently going through a huge deceleration due to a tough competitive market and mismanagement of guidance.

  • POSCO Profit Slumps, Warns of 10% Cut in 2013 Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:01 AM ET
    POSCO headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

    POSCO, the world's No.5 steelmaker by output, reported a 51 percent slump in quarterly operating profit as tepid demand and falling prices offset lower raw material costs helped by a firmer local currency.

  • E&Y: UK Profit Warnings Highest Since 2008 Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    E&Y: UK Profit Warnings Highest Since 2008

    Keith McGregor, head of restructuring at Ernst and Young, tells CNBC that the retail sector is omitted from the survey because they successfully reset market expectations to expect lower earnings.

  • Banks Undergoing Major Restructuring and Reform: Expert Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    Banks Undergoing Major Restructuring and Reform: Expert

    Chris Tinker, equity strategist and founder of Libra Investment Services, tells CNBC that bank profits have rallied but probably have reached their peak for the short-term future.

  • Is the Worst Over for Chinas Corporate Earnings? Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:03 AM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Chinas corporate reporting season for the third quarter kicks off on Monday amid profit warnings and earnings downgrades, but analysts think the worst may be over for Chinese firms, with the last quarter of the year expected to bring back some cheer.

  • Profit Margin Pressure & Interest Rate Exposure Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 5:23 PM ET
    Profit Margin Pressure & Interest Rate Exposure

    Is the great bond bull trade over? Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners, discusses his outlook on corporate profit margins and why he believes S&P 500 earnings are likely to fall short relative to consensus forecasts. Also, the winners and losers in a rising rate environment.

  • The Greenest Power Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.

  • Software Keeps Manufacturing Equipment Humming Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    AssetPoint's TabWare helps Dogfish Head maintain its bottling and brewing equipment.

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery not only brews beer, it runs its own in-house bottling operation. But disaster struck during one of its bottling runs.

  • Reaping Big Cost Savings With Reverse Auctions Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Companies big and small are embracing the model to gain leverage over  suppliers of all kinds of services, goods and materials.   

  • Retailers Use Social Media To Fine-Tune Operations Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
    A man shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    The ability to monitor consumer tastes gives retailers access to a trove of information that may help them plan product lines and inventory.

  • New Materials Mean Shifting Production Overseas Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.