Shares of RIM are spiking after a Q2 earnings beatShares of Research in Motion (TSX:RIM) are spiking in the after market, up more than 23% to $8.79 after the company released its Q2 results, which cover the three months ended September 1, 2012.
RIM lost $235 million, or $0.45 cents per share on revenue of $2.9 billion in Q2, which was up 2% from the company’s $2.8 billion topline in Q1. The numbers were better than the street’s consensus, which was that RIM would lose $.54 cents a share on revenue of $2.5-billion.
Earlier this week, shares of RIM rose after CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that the company’s subscriber base had risen to 80-million.
“Despite the significant changes we are implementing across the organization, our second quarter results demonstrate that RIM is progressing on its financial and operational commitments during this major transition,” said Heins today, adding: “Subscribers grew to approximately 80 million global users, revenue grew sequentially from the first quarter, cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments increased by approximately $100 million to $2.3 billion, and carriers and developers are responding well to previews of our upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. Make no mistake about it, we understand that we have much more work to do, but we are making the organizational changes to drive improvements across the company, our employees are committed and motivated, and BlackBerry 10 is on track to launch in the first calendar quarter of 2013.”
RIM ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments of $2.3 billion, up from $2.2 billion at the end of the previous quarter.