The Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) lower its sales estimates for the year and reported on Wednesday that earnings failed to meet analysts’ forecasts as a weak economy encouraged corporate customers to limit spending.
EMC Corporation, the world’s major manufacturer of storage computers, reported in a statement on Wednesday that sales this year will move up to $21.6 billion to $21.75 billion.
The company anticipated in July sales of $22 billion. Profit excluding few items was 40 cents per share in the third-quarter, missing the 42-cent median of analysts’ forecast gathered by Bloomberg.
Chief Executive Officer of EMC Joe Tucci reported that he expects only modest expansion in technology spending coming year, showing economic weakness that has damaged earnings throughout the computer industry.
EMC reported that full-year earnings will be $1.68 to $1.70 per share, without few items. The company anticipated $1.70 in July. Analysts forecasted earnings of $1.72 per share on $22 billion of sales.
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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) last session’s volume of 75.60 million shares was higher than its average volume of 17.26 million shares. The stock after opening at $24.14 hit high price of $25.51 and then closed at $24.46 by scoring -0.89%.
EMC generated revenue of $20.96 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $2.67 billion. The Company showed a positive 13.50% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 18.23%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 12.39%.
The EMC’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 2.45 and price to cash ratio remained 9.08. As far as the returns are concerned, EMC’s return on equity was recorded as 13.66% and return on investment increased 12.20% while its return on asset stayed at 8.41%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -4.45% which was maintained for the month at -9.97%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -5.05% and for the year was 2.47% while the YTD performance remained at 13.56%.
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