• Analysis: Google & Twitter Q1 2017 Earnings

    Google are triumphing right now. Despite the YouTube debacle, and resulting advertiser boycott, the company’s stock price reached an all-time peak of USD$937 on 28 April, 2017, after posting favourable Q1 2017 earnings (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

    The company saw mobile search and ongoing strength in YouTube driving ad sales higher, while sales on Google Play, hardware, and cloud grew substantially, says chief financial officer, Ruth Porat.

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  • Is Facebook Really 'Connecting the World'?

    Facebook’s mission (quoted on the company’s Facebook page) is: “To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”

    Connecting the world

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, said last week (1 February, 2017): “Our mission to connect the world is more important now than ever. Our business did well in [...]

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  • Alphabet Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

    Yesterday, (26 January) Google parent Alphabet Inc., (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) announced financial results for the quarter ended 31 March, 2016. The internet giant boasted an 8.3% increase in fourth-quarter profit, largely driven by the sustained shift to mobile. However, the results fell short of analysts’ expectations leading to a decline in share price.

    “Our Q1 results represent a tremendous start to the year with 17% revenue growth year-on-year and 23% growth on a constant currency basis. We’re thoughtfully pursuing big [...]

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  • Netflix Stock is Soaring

    Yesterday (18 January, 2017) Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) released its fourth-quarter 2016 financial results with great aplomb. This quarter marks the 10th anniversary of Netflix’s content streaming offering, thus, the beginning of the disruption of the traditional TV landscape. The next decade promises to be even more tumultuous as internet TV surpasses linear TV. 

    In 2016, the disruptive giant Netflix generated USD$8.3bn (£6.8bn) in global streaming revenue (35% year-on-year growth) and finished the year with 93.8 million members – 19.0 million net additions versus 17.4 million [...]

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  • Apple Exceeds Expectations on Back of Strong iPhone 7 Plus Sales

    Apple yesterday (25 October) announced financial results for their fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended 24 September, 2016. Stronger than expected iPhone sales meant that the company exceeded analysts’ expectations. Despite this, the results marked the third quarter where Apple posted a year-over-year revenue decline.

     Financial Highlights 

    – The Company posted quarterly revenue of USD$46.9bn (£38.5bn) and quarterly net income of USD$9bn (£7.4bn), or USD$1.67 (£1.37) per diluted share.

    – These results compare to revenue of USD$51.5bn (£42.3bn) and net income of USD$11.1bn [...]

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  • Programmatic TV Grows by Over 140% for TubeMogul

    Yesterday (8 Aug) TubeMogul, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUBE) reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Cross-screen growth accelerated as programmatic TV (PTV) and mobile each grew over 140% annually, offsetting the impact of the rush of brand budget from desktop to mobile. 


    – GAAP Revenue was USD$55.4 (£42.66m), an increase of 22% year-on-year

    – Total Spend was USD$139.3m (£107.28m), an increase of 33% year-on-year

    – Spend from mobile, PTV, display and social channels accounted for 48% of overall Total Spend, up from 26% in Q2 2015

    – PTV [...]

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  • Q2 Earnings: Tremor Video & Marin Software

    Yesterday (4 August) Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR) announced strong financial results for the quarter ended 30 June, 2016. The company achieved 22% growth year-on-year, the majority of growth coming from programmatic.


    – Revenue of USD$37.1m (£28.25m), down 12% year-on-year – Total Spend of USD$54.7m (£41.65m), up 19% year-on-year – Gross profit of USD$17.2m (£13.10m), down 4% year-on-year – Net loss of USD$5.9m (£3.81m); net loss per share of USD$0.11 (£0.08)

    “This quarter we achieved a number of our strategic goals, including signing several key agency [...]

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  • Sizmek & Criteo Report Strong Q2 Earnings

    Yesterday (3 August), amid news of their acquisition, Sizmek (NASDAQ:SZMK), reported financial results for the second quarter ended 30 June 30, 2016. Due to the earlier announcement that Vector Capital plans to acquire Sizmek, the call scheduled to discuss the Q2 results was cancelled.


    – Q2 revenue of USD$48.9m (£36.69m), a 22% Increase; core products revenue increases (including mobile, video, data driven products and programmatic solutions, excluding flash based rich media) 47%

    – Q2 net loss improves 87% to USD$1.0m (£0.75m)

    – Mobile product revenues (including HTML5 formats) increased 317%

    – Data [...]

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  • Rubicon Project Revenue up 33%; Rocket Fuel's Struggle Continues

    Yesterday (2 August), Rocket Fuel (the ad network desperately trying to transform itself into a software company) reported a loss of USD$16.7m (£12.53m) in second quarter ended 30 June, 2016.


    – Platform Solutions grew significantly year-on-year, representing 18% of GAAP revenue in the second quarter, versus 6% in last year’s second quarter. Media Services was 82% and 94%, respectively

    – Top Customers: revenue from top 50 customers was 53% of total revenue, compared to 47% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015

    – Revenue [...]

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  • Google: Click Volume Rises, CPC Falls

    Yesterday (27 July) Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) announced financial results for the quarter ended 30 June, 2016. The internet giant posted revenues of USD$21.5bn (£16.3bn), an increase of 21% year-on-year. Google still drives almost all Alphabet’s revenue as click volume rises, despite a drop in CPC.

    “Our terrific second quarter results, with 21% revenue growth year-on-year, and 25% on a constant currency basis, reflect the successful investments we’ve made over many years in rapidly expanding areas such as mobile and video. We continue [...]

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