BlackBerry up slightly following FQ2 report, $934M inventory charge

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

With much of the bad news found in BlackBerry's (BBRY +1.5%) FQ2 report telegraphed a week ago (I, II), shares have ticked higher. However, they remain 11% below Fairfax's $9/share offer price.

BlackBerry wound up taking a $934M inventory charge, largely related to the Z10 (set to be repositioned as a mid-range device), and a $72M charge related to its restructuring program. The company's pending job cuts guarantee larger restructuring charges are on the way.

The company's FQ2 hardware/services/software revenue breakdown was 49%/46%/5%, a major change from FQ1's 61%/36%/3%. EMEA revneue -37% Y/Y and 44% of total; North America -52% and 26% of total; Asia-Pac -28% and 18% of total; Latin America -62% and 13% of total.

Going into the job cuts, opex -4% Y/Y vs. rev. growth of -45%.

As previously disclosed, there was no CC. More financial details will provided in filings next week.

Wells Fargo is worried about BlackBerry's cash burn ($500M in FQ2), and thinks the company should sell assets such as its valuable real estate to raise cash.