Microsoft’s (MSFT) Commercial segment reported revenue of $12.8 billion, a growth of 5% on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis.
Microsoft’s (MSFT) Devices and Consumer segment posted revenues of $8.9 billion in 3Q15, an increase of 8% on a year-over-year basis.
Although Microsoft reported revenues of $21.73 billion, an increase of 6.5% on a YoY basis, its EPS reflected a decline of 10% YoY.
What’s the impact of AT&T’s recent transactions on its debt repayment capacity? AT&T’s net debt to adjusted EBITDA increased to 2.19x in 1Q15, above its target ratio of 1.8x.
In 1Q15, AT&T bought $18.2 billion worth of AWS-3 spectrum holdings. It won these spectrum holdings in the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction in the quarter.
AT&T signed the agreement for Nextel Mexico in January 2015. According to AT&T, the deal has the green light from the bankruptcy court.
The merger is expected to bring typical synergies to the combined entity. But AT&T now expects more benefits from the DIRECTV transaction than it anticipated.
The proposed $67 billion DIRECTV merger will give AT&T the top position in the US pay-TV market.
AT&T will expand the service in other key domestic markets. But Google Fiber plans to initiate its service in two other markets where AT&T GigaPower has reach—Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham.
The Gigabit Pro service can provide much faster speeds than those offered by Verizon (VZ) FiOS, AT&T GigaPower, and Google Fiber.
According to the company, the Comcast Gigabit Pro service will only be available to households located in the vicinity of its fiber-based network.
Fiber is a much more efficient transmission medium than copper. Cable companies are capable of providing much higher Internet speeds than those available using traditional DSL Internet connections.
You can now get U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in select locations including Yorkville, Skokie, Plainfield, Oswego, and Elgin in the Chicago market.
eBay’s management said it expects the separation process between eBay and PayPal to complete by 3Q15.
Paydiant is a mobile platform that gives retailers the ability to develop customized applications such as customer-royalty programs in order to engage with their customers.
PayPal will need to continue to innovate as the competition from Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) in the mobile payments space is rising rapidly.
eBay’s Marketplaces revenues declined by a year-over-year (or YoY) rate of 4%.
eBay (EBAY) announced better-than-expected 1Q15 earnings last week. The company’s overall revenues increased by 4% to $4.45 billion year-over-year.
AT&T 1Q15 earnings beat Wall Street consensus estimates. The company reported adjusted EPS of $0.63, beating Wall Street consensus estimates by 2.1%.
AT&T’s wireline revenue declined by ~1.2% year-over-year to ~$14.1 billion during the quarter. The figures are adjusted for the 2014 sale of AT&T’s Connecticut operations.