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Free Virtualization, and Sun's Q2 Results

Please read the luculent Safe Harbor Statement at the bottom of this page.... We released our official earnings on Thursday last week, after pre-announcing the news one week prior alongside the announcement of our intent to acquire MySQL. Our second quarter financial announcement came down to this: we doubled our profitability compared to a year ago, with $260 million in net income on revenues of $3.6 billion, while generating $336 million in cash from operations. We also repurchased $750 million of our own shares within the quarter, and reaffirmed our guidance for the full year of low to mid single digit revenue growth, and at least 8% operating profit for Q4 (excluding any acquisition charges). From a financial perspective, with the glass half empty, total revenues were up only slightly (just over 1% vs. a year ago). This was partly due to changes in how we do business with our resellers and channel partners – we'll be reporting revenue when there's a sale to an end user customer, not when we've fulfilled an order from a business partner that sells to end users. (This makes us more transparent, too.) Those changes took a few percentage points of revenue growth off the top line, and were one reason for the disparity between our bookings growth of 7%+ (bookings are orders for delivery within the next six months) and our revenue (orders fulfilled/installed within the quarter). With the glass half full, t...


Date: January, 30 2008
Url: http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/comments_on_q2


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