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LinkedIn Earnings Out, Revenue up 34%

LinkedIn Earnings Out, Revenue up 34%

LinkedIn reported its financials for Q4 and full-year 2015 with revenue up 34% year-over-year at $862 million for the quarter. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.94, which was better than Wall Street expectations. Still, stock is plummeting after worse than expected Q1 projections like $820 million projected for Q1 revenue. The reported 414 million members (up 19%). Here’s …

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Alphabet Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

Alphabet Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

Google parent Alphabet announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The company beat Wall Street estimates for the quarter on earnings per share ($8.67) and revenue ($21.32 billion). Cost per click on ads was down 13% year-over-year. Paid clicks were up 31%. CFO Ruth Porat said, “Our very strong revenue growth in …

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Facebook Earnings Out, Mobile Ad Revenue 80% Of All Ad Revenue

Facebook Earnings Out, Mobile Ad Revenue 80% Of All Ad Revenue

Facebook just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015. Full-year revenue was $17.93 billion, up 44% year-over-year. Net income was $3.69 billion. Mobile ad revenue represented 80% of all ad revenue in the fourth quarter. That’s up 69% from the fourth quarter in 2014. The company announced that it hit 1.04 billion daily active users (on …

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eBay Earnings Released, Active Buyer Base Grows 5%

eBay Earnings Released, Active Buyer Base Grows 5%

eBay just reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015. Highlights include gross merchandise volume of $21.9 billion, revenue of $2.3 billion, 5% growth in active buyer base (to 162 million), Non-GAAP and GAAP EPS per diluted share of $0.50 and $0.43, respectively, and a $550 million repurchase of common stock. eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig said, …

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Yahoo Finance Launches ‘The Final Round’

Yahoo Finance Launches ‘The Final Round’

Yahoo announced the launch of a new daily live broadcast called The Final Round. It will air each weekday just before the closing bell sounds at 3:58 p.m. ET. The show will provide updates on the day’s important business news, discussion about what’s driving markets, and insights about what to expect in the future. The first one will air today …

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GoDaddy Earnings Impress, Revenue Up Over 15%

GoDaddy Earnings Impress, Revenue Up Over 15%

GoDaddy just reported its financials for Q3 with revenue up 15.2% year over year at $411.1 million, beating Wall Street expectations. The company also reported total bookings of $475.6 million (up 14.1%). Domains revenue was $215.0 million (up 10.5%) while Hosting and Presence revenue was $150.8 million (up 14.7%), Business Applications revenue was $45.3 million (up 47.1%), and International revenue …

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LinkedIn Impresses With Earnings, Reaches 400 Million Members

LinkedIn Impresses With Earnings, Reaches 400 Million Members

LinkedIn just released its Q3 financial results, and knocked them out of the park. Shares quickly began to skyrocket in after hours trading after the company posed massive beats. Adjusted earnings per share of $0.78 topped the expected $0.45 while revenue was $780 million, well ahead of the expected $756 million. $41 million of the revenue came from Lynda.com. Talent …

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Yelp Earnings Please Investors

Yelp Earnings Please Investors

Yelp just released its financial results for Q3, beating Wall Street expectations with revenue of $143.6 million, and earnings per share of $0.03. Net revenue was up 40% year over year. Yelp’s cumulative reviews grew 35% year over year reaching 90 million while app unique devices grew 39% to about 20 million on a monthly average basis. Local advertising accounts …

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Alibaba Group Earnings Impress, Revenue Jumps 32%

Alibaba Group Earnings Impress, Revenue Jumps 32%

Alibaba Group reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30 on Tuesday, beating Wall Street expectations as its revenue jumped 32% to $3.5 billion. EPS was $0.57. Gross merchandise volume (GMV), which refers to the total sales value for merchandise sold, was particularly good at $112 billion, up $25 billion from the same period last year. The company …

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LinkedIn Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue up 33% year-over-year at $712 million and earnings per share of $0.55. Both of these were significantly better than Wall Street estimates, which were reportedly more like $680.3 million and $0.33. The company brought in $443 million from its Talent Solutions category and $140 million from Marketing Solutions. …

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Yelp Earnings Disappoint As Chairman Leaves And Company Moves Away From Display Ads

Yelp reported its second quarter earnings on Tuesday with better than expected revenue, but worse than expected profit, sending shares tumbling. But that wasn’t the only news to come out of the company. Yelp also announced the resignation of Max Levchin from its Board of Directors, and said it will discontinue display advertising by the end of the year. Levchin …

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Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft just released its quarterly earnings report with revenue at $22.2 billion. Wall Street estimates were more like $22.04 billion. The company exceeded expectations on earnings per share at $0.62 cents (compared to the expected $0.58). Microsoft’s report was substantially impacted by irregular circumstances including a $7.5 billion charge related to the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) …

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Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple just released its quarterly earnings report. The company surpassed Wall Street estimates on revenue and earnings per share, but iPhone sales were not on par with expectations. iPad sales were also down 18%. The company sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. Analysts had expected closer to 49 or 50 million. CEO Tim Cook said, “We had an amazing …

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Yahoo Revenue Better Than Expected, Earnings Not Quite

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue up 15% year-over-year. The company reported a net loss of $21.6 million. Revenue after costs paid to partners was pretty much flat. Gross search revenue was also up 15% at $920 million while GAAP search revenue was up 22% at $521 million. Paid clicks were up 13% and …

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Google Posts 11% Revenue Increase At $17.7B

Google just reported its Q2 financial results, with revenue up 11% year-over-year at $17.7 billion. “Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising”, said CFO Ruth Porat. We are focused every day on developing big new opportunities across a wide …

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iPhone, Mac & App Store Give Apple Another Big Quarter

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. Thanks to strong performance by its iPhone, Mac and App Store businesses, the company posted 27% revenue growth and 40% EPS growth, setting records for the second quarter. The company managed to exceed Wall Street expectations. Quarterly revenue was $58 billion and quarterly net profit was …

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Yelp Grew Local Advertising Accounts 48% Over 2014

Yelp just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Net revenue for the quarter grew 56% year-over-year as the company grew local advertising accounts by 48% to approximately 84,000. To be clear, Yelp considers local advertising accounts to be all local business accounts from which it recognizes local revenue in a given three-month period. Cumulative …

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Netflix To Offer $1 Billion In Senior Notes As It Continues Content Expansion

Netflix just announced that it will offer a billion dollars in senior notes through an offering to qualified institutional buyers. Proceeds will be used for content acquisition, among other things. “The interest rate, redemption provisions, maturity date and other terms of the Notes will be determined by negotiations between Netflix and the initial purchasers,” the company said in a note …

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Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year

Facebook just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year. It posted a 58% increase in yearly revenue, and a 49% increase for the quarter. “We got a lot done in 2014. Our community continues to grow and we’re making progress towards connecting the world,” said Mark Zuckerberg. As usual, the company gave an update on its …

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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets

Apple is just getting started with its payments product Apple Pay. It’s looking like 2015 is going to be a big year for it as more and more institutions and businesses adopt it. We already learned that Chevron, which already offers it at some of its stores, is planning to introduce Apple Pay support at gas pumps in early 2015. …

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Netflix Earnings To Be Reported Next Month

Netflix announced the date of its next earnings call. The company will report its fourth-quarter 2014 financial results and business outlook on Tuesday, January 20 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time Netflix will keep in line with its previous style of addressing its results by participating in a video question and answer session. Netflix said in an announcement, “At that time …

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News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions

News Corp. announced that it Indian financial site BigDecisions.com. It’s described as a web startup that helps consumers make financial decisions. More specifically, BigDecisions aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions using data and algorithm-based tools. “Our latest investment builds on our abiding belief that a digital India needs more trusted, reliable and independent data,” said Robert Thomson, …

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Cisco Earnings Released, CFO Out

Cisco just reported its Q1 earnings for the quarter ended October 25. In a return to growth, the company reported its strongest Q1 revenue ever at $12.2 billion, which is up 1% year-over-year. Earnings per share were $0.35 GAAP and $0.54 non-GAAP. Cisco also announced that executive vice president and CFO Frank Calderoni is stepping down at the beginning of …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 27%

Groupon just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 27% year-over-year at $757.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03. The company beat Wall Street expectations. “We had another record quarter, with worldwide billings increasing 39 percent and reaching their highest level ever,” said CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “We also made …

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Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 59%

Facebook just released its Q3 earnings report with revenue of $3.2 billion, up 59% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.96 billion (up 64%) while mobile ad revenue represented 66% of that. Revenue from payments and other fees was $246 million, up 13%. GAAP diluted EPS was $0.30, up 76%. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.43, up 59%. The company beat Wall …

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Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Net sales were up 20% year-over-year at $20.58 Billion, which is a bit under analysts’ expectations. Earnings per share came in at – $0.95, which is significantly less than expected. Investors weren’t thrilled with Q2, and Q3 appears to be an even bigger disappointment. CEO Jeff Bezos had this to …

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Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter

Microsoft just released its earnings for its Fiscal Year 2015 Q1, posting record first-quarter revenue thanks to its cloud and hardware offerings. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations with EPS at $0.54 and revenue at $23.2 billion, down 13% and up 25% year-over-year, respectively. Device and Consumer revenue grew 47% to $10.96 billion with Office 365 Home and …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.09 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Revenue was $1.09 billion with earnings per share at $0.52. The company’s results were well above Wall Street expectations. “We had a good, solid third quarter. We delivered $1.094 billion in revenue ex-TAC and $1.148 billion in GAAP revenue,” said CEO Marissa Mayer. “This represents 1% growth in revenue ex-TAC …

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Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $42.1 Billion

Apple just announced its earnings for its fiscal 2014 Q4. This includes revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. That’s compared to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, last year. Gross margin was 38% compared to 37% last year. International sales made …

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