Collaborations, Awards, and Raised Revenue Guidance - Research Report on Windstream, CommVault, Rambus, Acuity Brands, and Diodes
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Jun 17, 2013, 08:00 ET
NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN), CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVLT), Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), and Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Windstream Corporation Research Report
On June 10, 2013, Windstream Corporation (Windstream) announced that it is collaborating with Avaya to expand its managed Unified Communications (UC) service offering to include Avaya's Aura suite of communication solutions in a fully managed, cloud-based solution. By doing so, businesses will have access to features and functionality from advanced UC, mobile, and desktop collaboration, to messaging and other applications, available in a scalable, subscription-based service. According to Windstream, this collaboration will provide customers access to company-wide, people-centric collaboration and support of fully unified communications and contact center solutions in a simple, flexible product offering, suited to meet the needs of small to mid-sized businesses. By bundling such services, the Company said that customers will be able to more easily implement unified communications and include services such as analog or VoIP lines, unified messaging, desktop video, and a variety of other mobility solutions. The Full Research Report on Windstream Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/1852_WIN]
CommVault Systems, Inc. Research Report
On June 11, 2013, CommVault Systems Inc. (CommVault) announced that it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s (Gartner) "Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software." According to Gartner, "The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software presents the next step in the evolution of backup, which incorporates new products, solutions and techniques for protecting, backing up and recovering desktop, laptop, physical server and virtual server files, applications and system images. These backup products provide features such as traditional backup to tape, backup to conventional disk, backup to the cloud, data reduction (compression and deduplication), snapshot, heterogeneous replication, continuous data protection (CDP) and/or virtual tape library (VTL) support, among other capabilities." CommVault stated that this designation reinforces its vision that the future of storage is moving towards unified data and information as enterprises adopt modern techniques to protect and recover their critical applications. The Full Research Report on CommVault Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f2c7_CVLT]
Rambus Inc. Research Report
On June 11, 2013, Rambus Inc. (Rambus) and SK Hynix, the world's top tier memory semiconductor supplier, announced that they have signed a five-year patent license agreement for the use of Rambus memory-related patented innovations in SKY Hynix semiconductor products, and have also settled all outstanding claims. This agreement includes a license to certain DRAM products for payments of $12 million per quarter for the next five years. Dr. Ron Black, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rambus, said, "This is a milestone agreement for both companies that puts years of legal disputes behind us and gives us the opportunity for collaboration. With this agreement, we can focus more on engaging with the industry as we work on future challenges where we can bring invention and value to the market with superior solutions and products." Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The Full Research Report on Rambus Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/acdc_RMBS]
Acuity Brands, Inc. Research Report
On June 11, 2013, Acuity Brands, Inc. (Acuity Brands) announced that the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) selected Acuity Brands' Holophane HMAO LED high mast outdoor lighting fixtures to retrofit 105 light towers that illuminate Interstate 295. The Company stated that the electricity cost for each newly retrofitted tower, operating from dusk to dawn each day, will only be $66 per month, compared to $200 per month for each tower using the previous fixtures and operating at a reduced number of hours. Once the retrofit project is completed, Acuity Brands expects HMAO LED high masts to produce energy savings of $135,000 annually for the MaineDOT. In other news, on June 12, 2013, Acuity Brands announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's performance for Q3 FY 2013. The Full Research Report on Acuity Brands, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/5125_AYI]
Diodes Incorporated Research Report
On June 10, 2013, Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) stated that it is increasing its revenue and gross profit margin guidance for Q2 2013. The Company now expects Q2 2013 revenue to range between $210 million and $218 million, versus the previous guidance range of $206 million to $218 million. GAAP gross profit margin is expected to be between 26% and 30%, versus the previous guidance of 25% to 29%. Non-GAAP gross margin, which excludes the BCD inventory valuation adjustment, is expected to be 27.5% to 31.5%, versus previous guidance of 27% to 31%. Diodes maintained its Q2 2013 guidance for GAAP operating expenses of 22.6% to 24.6% of revenue, and non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding amortization of intangible expenses, restructuring expenses, and BCD retention bonus accruals of 20.3% to 22.3% of revenue. The Full Research Report on Diodes Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/c978_DIOD]
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