BlackBerry Maker's Earnings In Motion: Fool by Numbers

On Dec. 21, Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM  ) released earnings for its 2005 third quarter, which ended Nov. 26.

  • Earnings per share included $0.10 in charges from the writedown of intangible assets related to its patent brouhaha with privately held NTP. Excluding these charges, EPS of $0.71 easily topped Street estimates of $0.65 per stub.

  • Research in Motion ended the quarter with 4.3 million BlackBerry subscribers. That's more than double last year's total.

  • Receivables outpaced sales by 11.5%. That margin is slightly worse than last year at this time, when receivables outpaced sales growth 147% to 138%.

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