OpenText organic growth plan still a wait-and-see proposition, says Cantor


OpenText (TSX:OTC), which has grown primarily through acquisition, is in the midst of refocusing its sales efforts to drive try and drive organic growth. But Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Blair Abernethy says he is “remaining cautious” about those prospects. (All figures in U.S.) Yesterday, OpenText reported its Q4 and fiscal 2014 financial results. For the [...]

Look for continued margin improvement at CGI Group, says Paradigm

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Improved margins in the U.S. market helped drive a good quarter for CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A), and additional synergies from the company’s acquisition of Logica will continue to power its operating leverage, says Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung. Yesterday, before market, CGI reported its Q3, 2014 results. The company earned $225.1-million on revenue of $2.7-billion, a [...]

BlackBerry is moving from defense to offense, says Cormark analyst Tse

BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

BlackBerry’s (TSX:BB) turnaround has been an uphill battle, but the company is now staring down a “sizeable revenue opportunity” if it is able to execute on a shift towards enterprise customers, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. In New York yesterday, Tse met with BlackBerry CEO John Chen and CFO James Yersh. The analyst says a [...]

Wi-LAN’s new focus is improving revenue and margin consistency, says Cantor Fitzgerald

Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen.

A better than expected quarter has led Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Blair Abernethy to raise his revenue and earnings expectations for Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN), this year and next. Yesterday, Wi-LAN reported Q2, 2015 results. The company posted adjusted earnings of $16.6-million, or 14 cents a share, on revenue of $25.7-million. CEO Jim Skippen commented on the [...]

Allergan is a “free option” for investors looking at Valeant, says Paradigm

Paradigm Capital analyst Alan Ridgeway believes that Valeant Pharmaceuticals is an "acquisition-focused material growth opportunity".

Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ (TSX:VRX) upcoming Q2 may be the first of a number of quarters that show that the company’s acquisition-focused growth strategy is strong and sustainable, says Paradigm Capital analyst Alan Ridgeway. On Thursday, Valeant will report its Q2, 2014 results. The company is following up on a Q1 in which it posted a topline [...]

The street is still underestimating Amaya Gaming, says Global Maxfin’s Garcea

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov.

With important regulatory approvals from both the gaming industry and the TSX in the bag on its acquisition of the company that owns the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, Amaya Gaming (TSX:AYA) is set to unlock considerable value, says Global Maxfin analyst Ralph Garcea. Amaya yesterday announced that it had received thumbs up from [...]

Why an independent BlackBerry is now the most likely long-term scenario

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says his phone isn't ringing with offers to buy the company.

It once seemed almost academic that BlackBerry would be snapped up by a competitor, ending the death by a thousand paper cuts saga the company has endured since the launch of the iPhone, and closing the book on Canada’s best known tech. But midway through 2014 it doesn’t look that way at all. The most [...]

Hootsuite headquarters hosting kids CodeCamp this weekend in Vancouver

Powell: "Both Ryan and I believe that digital literacy is so important for young people, and schools simply aren’t teaching it yet."

What do your kids have planned this weekend? Maybe playing Assassin’s Creed? Grand Theft Auto? Titanfall? How about an activity that relates directly to all of those and teaches them a skill that many thought leaders think will be increasingly important to their adulthood? At social media innovator Hootsuite’s headquarters in Vancouver this weekend, non-profit [...]

Celestica’s improving margins highlight its Q2 results, says Paradigm


Paradigm analyst Gabriel Leung says improved margins in Celestica’s (TSX:CLS) second quarter overshadow its weaker Q3 guidance. Yesterday, Celestica reported its Q2, 2014 results. The company earned (US) $40.9-million on revenue of $1.47-billion, a topline that was down 2% from last year’s Q2. CEO Craig Muhlhauser took a longer view of the company’s results. “Celestica [...]

Hydrogenics climbs after announcing plans for Ontario energy storage plant


Shares of Hydrogenics (TSX:HYG) are up today after the company announced it had been selected to partner with Enbridge on a Power-to-Gas storage plant that will deliver two megawatts of storage capacity and will be located in the Greater Toronto Area. Hydrogenics will supply its proton exchange membrane electrolyzers, which deliver carbon-free hydrogen without a [...]