Earnings

  • Facebook Revenue Soars Despite Russian Interference

    Facebook’s revenue has surged to USD$10.3bn (£7.8bn), on the back of 47% growth year-on-year. However, its shares fell, as it announced its 2018 expense forecast.

    The higher expenses for the coming year are mostly driven by expenditure on protecting the site from fake news and hate speech, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg says will mean higher costs.

    He says: “Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well, but none of that matters if [...]

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  • Tech Giants Show No Sign of Slowing Down as Twitter, Alphabet & Amazon Post Earnings

    Twitter, Amazon, and Alphabet have all beat analysts’ expectation, posting strong Q3 results. While both Amazon and Alphabet are looking to improve their foothold in Asia, Twitter has boosted its number of monthly average users (MAUs), and looks to be nearing its first profitable quarter.

    Growing number of MAUs could help Twitter make first profit

    After 11 years, Twitter looks like it might finally make a profit in Q4, on the back of better-than-expected earnings and a growing user base.

    The [...]

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  • Netflix Beats Own Estimates for Subscriber Growth, But Misses Wall Street Earnings Estimates

    A first price hike since 2015 meant that Netflix turned in lower earnings per share than Wall Street estimated, despite smashing subscriber growth targets for the second consecutive quarter.

    The company estimated that it would see international subscriber growth of 3.65 million for Q3. However, the results were significantly higher than this, with 5.3 million new subscribers. Netflix now has approximately 109.3 million subscribers globally, and put the growth in its subscriber base down to a “strong appetite for our original [...]

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  • Future-Facing Rubicon Project CEO Positive Despite Continued Losses

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) released its Q2 2017 earnings after close of trading on 1 August, with a positive outlook coming from Rubicon CEO Michael Barrett, despite the company posting another quarter of losses.

    Revenue missed expectations across the board at USD$42.9m (£32.5m) for the quarter, down 39% on the same period in 2016. Net loss was USD$11.6m (£8.8m), compared with a net loss of USD$2.6m (£1.96m) in the second quarter of 2016.

    In terms of advertising spend, Q2 generated USD$204.4m (£154.8m) [...]

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  • Facebook Made More Profit Than Google

    Yesterday, 26 July, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported second quarter 2017 results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. It beat analyst expectations by generating USD$9.32 bn (£7.10 bn) in revenue, up about 45% from the same quarter last year. Facebook’s net income for the quarter was USD$3.89 bn (£2.96 bn) – up an impressive 71% year-on-year.

    That means Facebook made more profit than Google for the first time in history – though Google’s Q2 profit only slumped to USD$3.52bn (£2.68bn) because it [...]

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  • Google's Ad Revenue Reaches USD$23bn

    Yesterday (24 July), Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Alphabet reported a 21% leap in quarterly revenue, a growth rate rarely seen among companies its size and one that suggests the big sales gains enjoyed recently by the other internet firms are not done yet. 

    “With revenues of USD$26bn (£20bn), up 21% versus the second quarter of 2016, and 23% on a constant currency basis, we’re delivering strong growth with great underlying momentum, while continuing to [...]

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  • Netflix Trounces Analysts' Expectations in Q2 Earnings

    Through adding a whopping 5.2 million total subscribers, versus the company forecast of 3.2 million, Netflix soared past Q2 growth targets, both on the domestic and international fronts. 

    The company was rewarded with an 8% rise in stock price in the immediate aftermath of its earnings report, hitting an all-time high in after-hours trading.

    What caused Netflix’s growth to surge?

    “In Q2, we underestimated the popularity of our strong slate of content which led to higher-than-expected acquisition across all major territories”, Netflix wrote [...]

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  • 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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