Yahoo! Inc Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (YHOO)
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- The gross profit margin for YAHOO INC is currently very high, coming in at 78.30%. Regardless of YHOO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, YHOO's net profit margin of 18.60% compares favorably to the industry average.
- YAHOO INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, YAHOO INC reported lower earnings of $0.82 versus $0.90 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.05 versus $0.82).
- The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 48.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 0.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
- The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Internet Software & Services industry average. The net income has decreased by 4.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $236.97 million to $226.63 million.
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