Blackberry has just reported its earnings for the quarter and fiscal year that ended March 2, 2013.
The company reported GAAP income of $94 million – surprise! – on revenue of $2.7 billion, down 2% from the previous quarter and down 36% from $4.2 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2012.
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“The Company will be increasing its marketing investment in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 in support of the global launch of BlackBerry 10.
Including the anticipated 50% sequential increase in marketing spending, the Company believes it will approach breakeven financial results in the first quarter based on its lower cost base, more efficient supply chain, and improved hardware margins.”
Revenue from operations for the fiscal year ended March 2, 2013 was $11.1 billion, down 40% from $18.4 billion in fiscal 2012.
BlackBerry reports that it has shipped 6 million smartphones during the three months ended March 2, 2013, including approximately 1 million BlackBerry 10 units. The company’s subscriber base boasts around 76 million people.
In other news: Mike Lazaridis, who co-founded the company nearly 30 years ago, has decided to retire as Vice Chair and a Director of BlackBerry. He will step down from the board effective May 1, 2013.
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