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Yahoo Announces Q2 2005 Results

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Yahoo released their Q2 earnings this afternoon and the News.com article: Yahoo profit rises, but revenue falls short, has the story.

You'll find all of the numbers in this Yahoo news release (PDF). Also available is an archived copy of today's conference call along with a set of slides (PDF).

Basic Numbers, Q2 2005 (via press release and News.com)

Net Income

  • For Q2, 2005 net income of $754.7 million, or 51 cents a share, excluding traffic acquisition costs. Minus $563 million from the sale of an investment, Yahoo reported 13 cents a share, in line with analyst estimates and 5 cents above last year.

Revenues

  • Revenues were $1,253 million for the second quarter of 2005, a 51 percent increase compared to $832 million for the same period of 2004.

  • Excluding fees paid to marketing partners, the company posted revenue of $875.1 million. Analysts had expected the company to post revenue of $882.7 million, according to a survey by Thomson Financial.

Segments

  • United States revenues for the second quarter of 2005 were $870 million, a 39 percent increase from the $624 million reported for the same period of 2004.

  • International revenues for the second quarter of 2005 were $383 million, an 84 percent increase from the $208 million reported for the same period of 2004.

More Numbers and Comments

  • Via AP: Yahoo ended June with 181 million active registered users, a 23 percent increase from the same time last year. The audience included 10.1 million subscribers, a 58 percent increase from last year...Subscriptions accounted for $158.7 million, or 18 percent, or its second-quarter revenue, minus advertising commission.
  • Via AP: Through June, Google 36.9 percent share of the U.S. [search] market, outdistancing Yahoo's 30.4 percent share, according to comScore Networks.

  • Via Dow Jones: [CEO Terry Semel] said Yahoo will continue to invest in products for consumers that will encourage them to engage more deeply with the site. And it also will focus on driving more advertising revenue, in particular by reworking its search algorithms in an effort to wring more revenue from consumer Web searches and by upgrading its programs for small Web publishers.

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