At what point does a corporate turnaround simply become a busted company? BBRY , patience must be running thin by this point.
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BlackBerry has been in full-on turnaround mode since , and yet the company continues to lose money and see revenues shrink. Hardware sales are gone now. Investors can finally focus fully on security and software sales. QNX for autonomous driving could be a big hit, or at least stir up some hype. However, BBRY stock has a lot of underwater investors stuck. If the turnaround stalls out, yet again, look for many suffering owners to finally bail.
Blackberry last made an operating annual profit in At this point, it only infrequently even posts positive EBITDA on a quarterly basis after striping out adjustments. Yes, the company has massively slashed costs to stem the bleeding, but revenue has fallen even faster.
Sure, there is talk of a turnaround now with the business pivoting away from smartphones. Licensing May Not Amount to Much: BlackBerry secured a deal in December to license its name and security software out to Chinese phone manufacturer TCL Communications. TCL already sells a huge volume of Alcatel phones.
Security Focus May Not Work: BBRY has long maintained its reputation as a leading security company within the smartphone space. While consumers bailed to flashier phones years ago, security-focused clients such as sensitive government departments stuck with BlackBerry until the end. Lately, BlackBerry has acquired a bunch of small niche security software companies.
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This product could pick up traction both as a standalone option and as a feature that goes into the BlackBerry-branded smartphones. However, the hype for security companies appears to be fading. Despite all sorts of Russian hacking stories, security companies have lost ground. Palo Alto Networks Inc NYSE: PANW just collapsed on earnings. FEYE has punished its investors for quite a few quarters now.
I could go on.
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