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Get to know your offshore companies: ALPHABET INC. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc recently released its first-quarter results for the period ended 31 March 2020. The first-quarter earnings were mixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the slowing of growth in Google’s digital advertising business. At the same time, the company’s cloud and YouTube segments continued to perform well. Analysts estimate that Alphabet will lose […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: ALLIANZ (ETR: ALV)

Allianz recently reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2020. The group reported an increase of 5.7% in total revenue to €42.6 billion (1Q2019: €40.3 billion). Operating profit was down by 22.2% to €2.3 billion (1Q2019: €3 billion). The  Asset Management segment reported an increase in operating profit of 18.6% to €679 million […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: CATERPILLAR INC. (NYSE: CAT)

Caterpillar Inc. recently released its first-quarter 2020 financial earnings. Sales and Revenue decreased by 21% to $10.6 billion (1Q2019: $15.5 billion), and profit per share was down by 39% to $1.98 (1Q2019: $3.25). The company reported a 36% decline in its operating profit to $1.4 billion (1Q2019: $2.2 billion), which resulted in an operating profit […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. recently released its financial results for the second quarter ended 31 December 2019. Gross margins for the period improved by 22% to $24.5 billion (2Q2019: $20 billion), and net income grew by 38% to $11.6 billion (2Q2019: $8.4 billion). Total revenue […]

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Get to know your JSE companies: ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV NV (JSE: ANH)

AB Inbev released its fourth-quarter results and full-year 2019 results on 27 February 2020. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew organically by 2.5% to $13.3 billion and for the 2019 financial year, increased by 4.3% to $52.4 billion. The group reported total volume growth of 1.6% in the fourth quarter and 1.1% for the fiscal year. […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: ALPHABET INC. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc recently released its fourth-quarter and fiscal year results for the period ending 31 December 2019. The figures, when compared to expectations, were mixed, which lead to Alphabet’s share price decreasing by approximately 4% in the after-hours following the release of these results. Revenue increased by 18% year on year to $162 billion (20% […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: APPLE INC. (NASDAQ: AAPL)

Apple announced its financial results for the first quarter (FY2020), ended 28 December 2019 on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. The group’s quarterly revenue increased by 8.9% from $8.4 billion (2019: Q1) to $9.1 billion (2020: Q1). When considering the different categories in which Apple earns revenue, there was a decline of 3.5% in the revenue from […]

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Get To Know Your Offshore Companies: TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD (HK: 0700)

Tencent Holdings Limited recently released its third-quarter results for the period ended 30 September 2019. The group reported revenue of RMB 97.23bn, up by 21% compared to the prior period (3Q18: RMB 80.59bn). The fastest-growing segment was the Fintech & Business segment. Tencent’s online advertising business reflected the slowest growth rate relative to VAS and Fintech […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: WALT DISNEY COMPANY (NYSE: DIS)

The Walt Disney Company released its results for the financial year (FY19) ending 30 September 2019, as well as its fourth-quarter results. The group posted revenue of $69.57bn (FY18: $59.43bn) for the full year, which increased by 17.06% year on year. The company’s diluted earnings from continuing operations per share declined by 25% to $6.27 […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV NV (EURONEXT: ABI.BR)

Anheuser Busch is one of the largest brewing companies in the world, with a portfolio of over 500 beer brands. The company released its third-quarter results on the 25th of October 2019 for the nine months ending 30 September 2019. They reported total revenue of $13.17bn for the third quarter, up by 1.98% (3Q:18 $12.9bn). During […]