Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wilbur Ross buys shares in E2open Inc (NASDAQ:EOPN), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)

American billionaire investor Wilbur Ross recently bought shares of E2open Inc (NASDAQ:EOPN) adding to his portfolio, while he added more shares of Zynga Inc(NASDAQ:ZNGA).

Ross bought 1,323,700 shares of E2open Inc., after it held its IPO July 26, offering 4,687,500 shares priced at $15 per share.

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E2open provides cloud-based solutions for global trading networks.

For the second quarter ending Aug. 31, the company reported revenues of $22.9 million, a record that increased from revenue of $16.6 billion a year previously.

Net income increased to $4.57 billion, an increase from $2.16 billion a year previously.

"E2open continued to execute at a high level during our second fiscal quarter, leading to financial results that were better than our expectations," said Mark Woodward, E2open's President and CEO.

"Enterprises are increasingly demanding cloud-based supply chain solutions to improve collaboration, visibility and efficiency of their global trading networks. E2open is benefiting from this demand as a result of our market leadership position and track record of providing the solutions that support some of the largest supply chains in the world."

Wilbur Ross, who specialises in buying up distressed companies and turning them around, also bought 190,320 shares of Zynga in the third quarter at an average cost of $4 a share. This takes his total holding in the company to 1,034,646 shares.

For the third quarter Zynga reported a net loss of $52.7 million, compared to net income of $12.5 million a year previously. The net loss included an impairment charge of $95.5 million from intangible assets when it purchased OMGPOP and stock-based expense.

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