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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 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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Are there opportunities hiding in local listed property shares?

I have made reference to the phrase, “swimming upstream” before, and mentioned how it always reminds me of the joke about the man who was travelling on the N1-highway when he got a phone call from his panicked wife. She had heard on the radio that on the same highway, a vehicle was travelling in […]

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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: ALPHABET INC. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc recently released its third-quarter results for the period ending 30 September 2019. The company beat expectations on revenue, delivering top-line growth of 20% to $4.5bn, driven by mobile search, YouTube and cloud. The group’s net income  decreased to $7.08bn (3Q18: $9.1bn) which translated into diluted earnings per share of $10.12, a decline of […]