ago, I wrote an article talking about taking a bearish stance on Red Hat, a company that you cover, using options. And I just want to get a little more color about Red Hat. As I was starting to write this article, I got worried. I said, these are guys who are selling refrigerators to Eskimos. ..... So, if you look at the last report from the Linux Federation, Red Hat only accounted for about 12 percent of the code enhancements to the latest Linux kernel that was released. Kobayashi-Solomon : I see, so basically Red Hat is borrowing R&D from everybody else in the world. Holt : Absolutely. Kobayashi-Solomon : I see. Holt : Now, the downside to ..... Kobayashi-Solomon : So, if they're basically providing support, can we think of Red Hat as kind of being like a consulting company? Holt : There are certainly elements of it, and it's definitely a service that
Red Hat RHT continues to buck the economic downturn, reporting strong second-quarter results that were in line with our forecasts; our fair value estimate is ..... the growth will continue and is consistent with our long-term assumptions for Red Hat. Although Red Hat sticks out as one of the few firms able to generate growth in this tough economic environment, we remain skeptical that the ..... strong enough ties with its customers to ensure a long-term competitive advantage. Red Hat holds a leading market share position for Linux support and its biggest competitor, Novell NOVL, is saddled with declining businesses and a ..... declining businesses and a weaker financial position. Yet, we are concerned that Red Hat lacks sustainable pricing power because the open-source licensing model creates an environment where the threat of substitutes will always loom over support
Red Hat RHT reported solid first-quarter results, delivering the double-digit growth that we've come to expect from the firm. Total revenue was $209 million, up ..... spending recovery, we attribute the growth in services to greater interest in Red Hat's middleware products. In fact, one of the most notable takeaways from the quarter was the announcement of an eight-figure deal focused primarily ..... but we expect expenses to creep back up during the year as Red Hat pays out to drive growth. The company repurchased 2.5 million shares for about $74 million during the quarter. This serves to prop
More on BMO's downgrade of Red Hat ( RHT -4.3% ): Analyst Karl Keirstead says recent checks ..... Web Services and OpenStack a long-term positive for Red Hat (since many deployments involve Linux), Keirstead notes
Server on a Chip product to strategic partners such as Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL ) and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT ). In addition, the company also entered into a strategic collaboration with specialized chip manufacturer Altera
the firm's PT has been lowered to $75 from $101. Between VMware's light guidance and soft results from Oracle , SAP , Red Hat , and IBM , expectations have fallen some. UBS offered a more upbeat take last week. Microsoft delivered strong results for
Consulting revenue -7%. Asia-Pac license/cloud subscription sales declined Y/Y, with SAP hinting China/Japan were responsible. The report follows weak software numbers from Oracle , Red Hat , and IBM . Post your comment!
put much of the blame on deal-closing/execution issues, but the fact U.S. federal and China were named as weak spots might have some investors an edge. EMC -1.3% . HPQ -1.1% . CSCO -0.7% . RHT -1.2% . Post your comment!
By RHT ) has seen some small decreases ..... its market. We predict that RHT will not be able to maintain ..... will under perform competitors. RHT has recently announced collaborations ..... rating at "Sell." Profile Red Hat is an application software company
while Microsoft provided the software (Windows). Though there were competitors like Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ), RedHat ( RHT ) etc. these companies posed no serious threat to the Wintel Empire. However, Apple changed everything, first with the introduction