BlackBerry Earnings Preview: Software Revenue Key

BlackBerry (BBRY) will report a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of 4 cents a share, according to the consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. That would be an improvement from an 8-cent loss a year earlier. Investors may be hoping for more. BlackBerry turned a surprise 1-cent profit in Q3 vs. views for a 5-cent loss. Its losses in the prior 3 quarters were much less expected. Revenue should fall 19% vs. a year earlier to $786.4 million,