Last Thursday, Onkyo notified the Tokyo Stock Exchange that its latest forecast for fiscal 2021 results shows that – despite their best efforts – the company remains insolvent. It was a disappointing announcement, as it means that the company’s well thought-out plans to return to solvency failed. So what happens now?
On Tuesday, Sonos held a major investors event that started off with the introduction of their new Roam portable speaker. But the real purpose of this event was to provide investors information on their financial performance. And stock analysts and the media got quite a show – and a few surprises – as the company revealed their formula for success.
Learn what Sonos says is their success formula…[Read more…] about Sonos Car Audio and Other Surprises at Investor Event
Melrose Industries Plc has announced that their financial results for fiscal 2020 and it wasn’t pretty. The company swung to a net loss on lower revenues. They said this was mostly due to the Coronavirus pandemic’s massive impact on its GKN Aerospace division. To streamline operations and raise cash, Melrose told the press that it has again put Nortek up for sale.
See more on Melrose putting Nortek up for sale…[Read more…] about Melrose Makes It Official: Nortek is For Sale…Again
By now you most likely have heard that Fry’s Electronics, a large electronics retail chain that featured big-format store footprints and often dramatic designs in a variety of wacky themes, has officially closed their doors. Since almost all of their stores were west of the Mississippi River – 31 in total across nine states at its high water mark – most of those bemoaning this loss are westerners…especially Californians.
But the fact is this is hardly surprising news as Fry’s has been basically a zombie for at least two years now.
See more on the zombie Fry’s closing…[Read more…] about Closing of Fry’s Electronics Proves That Even Zombies Eventually Die
That an exposition company lost money in 2020 is not surprising. That an exposition company (Emerald) that has cancellation insurance to cover lost revenues on every show they own that was cancelled during the year – and still lost $633.6 million in fiscal 2020 – is surprising.
See the Details Behind This Big Loss at Emerald…[Read more…] about CEDIA Expo & CE Pro Owner Emerald Expo Books $633.6 Million Net Loss
On Wednesday after the close of markets, Sonos announced that it had turned in a record first quarter in their current 2021 fiscal year with revenues up, profits up, long-term debt down and new records set in several performance categories. In fact, actual performance came in so much stronger than the company had originally anticipated, that after just this first quarter of the year they announced they were revising and raising their guidance for their anticipated revenues and profits for the remainder of the fiscal year.
But were there any dark clouds in the super sunny Sonos report?[Read more…] about With Direct Sales Expanding, Sonos Reports Record 1st Qtr Fiscal 21 Results
Like the hero in their anime movie Demon Slayer, Sony has blown away investors with their latest (and probably last) revision to their fiscal year net profit estimate. Announced on Wednesday, the company now says that it forecasts that it will set a new all-time record net profit for the fiscal year that ends in March. The major reason? A shift in focus away from hardware to services and content revenues and profits.
See more on this latest report from Sony…[Read more…] about Sony’s Strategic Shift From Hardware to Services Pays Off; It Now Projects Record Profits
Moody’s Investors Service is one of the world’s largest credit rating services that offers ratings used by many investors who target debt investing, such as buying corporate bonds or equity investors. Moody’s rating can literally impact – positively or negatively – the interest or coupon rate companies offer their debt at – and therefore can be critical. Recently, Moody’s published a credit rating decision on Wirepath LLC – the company behind SnapAV.
How did Moody’s rate SnapAV? Read on…
See Moody’s opinion on how SnapAV is doing…[Read more…] about How is SnapAV Doing? Moody’s Gives Us a Glimpse
Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based manufacturers representative firm LK & Associates has acquired another Florida rep firm, L.P. Hench in a deal announced Tuesday. This acquisition represents a line and talent expansion for LK & Associates as it continues to enjoy strong growth.
See more on this acquisition deal in Florida…[Read more…] about Florida Rep Firm LK & Assocs. Acquires L.P. Hench
With 2020 rapidly disappearing into our rearview mirror, it’s always good to take a moment during the holidays and reflect on the year that just transpired. A year is a long time and a lot happens.
Also, as a content creator it is good to look back at those stories that seemed to resonate with most readers as I seek to constantly refine my editorial targets to better match the interests of readers. One way I do that is to put together an end of year list of the Top Ten Most Read Stories. Let’s look at those together – were these your favorites as well?