BlackBerry Q1 Report

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CBJ — Waterloo-based BlackBerry posted a US$35-million loss with US$247 million of revenue in the first full quarter since it bought Cylance, which represents a new generation of technology for the company.

BlackBerry acquired Cylance, a California-based artificial intelligence and cyber security company, in February for US$1.4 billion.

BlackBerry, which reports in U.S. dollars, says its loss for the three months ended May 31 amounted to nine cents per diluted share, compared with a year-earlier loss of US$60 million or 11 cents per diluted share.

Revenue for the former smartphone maker was up 16 per cent from US$213 million in the same quarter last year.

On an adjusted basis, BlackBerry reported a profit of a penny per diluted share and revenue of US$267 million, up 23% from a year ago.