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Sounding the earnings alarm

Following warnings from Dell, Apple and others, Marimba, Snowball, Razorfish and Hyperion are the latest companies to caution their earnings will be lower than expected.

 

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Following warnings from Dell, Apple and others, Marimba, Snowball, Razorfish, and Hyperion are the latest companies to caution their earnings will be lower than expected.

Blind earnings

 


Marimba issues profit warning
update The software maker warns that third-quarter earnings will fall short of analysts' estimates, blaming its inability to conclude several sales transactions, and analysts react with downgrades.

Snowball.com expects earnings to cool off
The online network aimed at young adults says it anticipates lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue but a smaller-than-expected third-quarter loss.

Shares of Razorfish plunge
The Internet consulting company falls about 45 percent after it warns third-quarter earnings will decline because of a slowdown at European businesses.

Hyperion earnings forecast down on software sales slump
The software maker says it expects a fiscal first-quarter net loss and revenues below expectations because of disappointing software sales.

previous coverage
Dell becomes latest to admit revenue is light
update The company says revenues will be lower than expected for its third fiscal quarter, joining a cascade of others in recent weeks admitting that business is not growing like they thought it would.

Apple shares plunge on lowered expectations
update Shares of Apple Computer plummet nearly 50 percent following a grim profit warning by the computing giant that said sales in its fourth quarter will fall "substantially below expectations."