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Week ahead: Earnings on tap

A bonanza of earnings are expected this week from tech heavy hitters such as IBM and Microsoft to Apple Computer and Sun Microsystems.

Dawn Kawamoto Former Staff writer, CNET News
Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.
Dawn Kawamoto
Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Jan. 12.

A bonanza of earnings are on tap for this week, including industry titans IBM, eBay and Sun Microsystems.

Apple Computer will be among those releasing quarterly results, marking a hectic new year for the Macintosh maker. Just last week, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was serving as keynote speaker at Macworld in San Francisco.

The information was gathered from First Call, Hoover's Online, CCBN's StreetEvents and CNET Investor.

Other events scheduled this week:

Tech Events
Sunday, Jan. 12
  • Didn't get enough Comdex last fall? Head to Sweden where Comdex Scandinavia 2003 will take place, Jan. 14-16, in Goteborg, Sweden.

Monday, Jan. 13

  • Home security takes a twist. The Heritage Foundation will host a panel discussion ="http: www.heritage.org="" press="" events="" ev011303a.cfm="" "="">Harnessing Information Technology to Improve Homeland Security

, Jan. 13, in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

  • Integration is the name of the game. Integrating object-oriented CSET, real-time CSET and dependable CSET will be explored during the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, Jan. 15-17, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Earnings

    Monday, Jan. 13

    • Rambus is a chip designer. The company is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.

    Tuesday, Jan. 14

    • Intel makes semiconductor chips. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 14 cents a share.

    Wednesday, Jan. 15

    • Apple Computer makes computers and develops software. The company is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.

  • Symantec develops security software. It's expected to report a third-quarter profit of 39 cents a share.
  • Yahoo is a portal company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 6 cents a share.
  • Thursday, Jan. 16

    • Advanced Micro Devices is a chip manufacturer. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 41 cents a share.

  • eBay is an online auction site. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 23 cents a share.
  • Handspring makes handheld devices. The company is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 7 cents a share.
  • IBM is a computer manufacturer and services company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of $1.30 a share.
  • Microsoft develops software. The company is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 46 cents a share.
  • Sun Microsystems manufacturers computers and develops software. It's expected to report a second-quarter loss of 2 cents a share.
  • Economic Reports
    Tuesday, Jan. 14
    • Retail Sales measures total receipts from U.S. stores. Growth for December is expected to rise to 0.6 percent, from 0.4 percent the previous month. Excluding auto sales, growth is expected to fall to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent in the earlier period.

    Wednesday, Jan. 15

    • Business Inventories summarize total sales and inventory for the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. November growth is expected to hold steady at 0.2 percent.

  • Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. December growth is expected to be 0.2 percent, after a 0.4 percent drop the previous month.
  • Thursday, Jan. 16

    • Consumer Price Index is one of most significant measures of inflation, monitoring the decline or fall of the price of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services. December growth is expected to rise to 0.2 percent, from 0.1 percent in the previous period.

    Friday, Jan. 17

    • Industrial Production measures the total output of U.S. factories, mines and utilities. December growth is expected to rise to 0.2 percent, from 0.1 percent the previous month.