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After the bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) reported fourth quarter revenues of $3.42 billion, down from last year’s Q4 revenues of $3.67 billion. Net income for the quarter came in at $721.3 million, or 90 cents per diluted share, which is up from last year’s Q4 figures of $577.54 million, or 70 cents per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, EPS came in at 92 cents, making a 27.8% increase from last year’s Q4 EPS. LVS beat analysts’ EPS estimates of 82 cents, while revenues came in below the $3.54 billion expectation.
Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM ) reported first quarter revenues of $7.1 billion, marking a 7% increase over last year’s Q1 revenues of $6.6 billion. Net income for the quarter came in at $2 billion, or $1.17 per share, compared to last year’s Q1 figures of $1.9 billion, or $1.09 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, QCOM’s EPS came in at $1.34, which is up 6% from last year’s $1.26. QCOM beat analysts’ estimates of $1.26 EPS on revenues of $6.93 billion. Looking ahead to FY2015, Qualcomm sees EPS in the range of $4.75-$5.05 on revenues in the range of $26 billion to $28 billion, while analysts expect $5.21 EPS on revenues of $27.81 billion.
Duke Realty (DRE ) reported fourth quarter core FFO per share of 30 cents, which is up slightly from last year’s Q4 figure of 29 cents, and met analysts’ expectations. Revenue for the quarter came in at $277.44 million, up from last year’s Q4 revenues of $272.2 million, and above analysts’ estimates of $233.73 million.