Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer believes that the troubled Internet company has completed the tasks it set out to achieve at the beginning of this year.
"It's been a real period of uncertainty for these past few months ... We're sitting here with the first half of the year done and we've met our goals and plans," Mayer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." "And we're running Yahoo with the lowest cost structure and the smallest number of employees in a decade."
Since her appointment as CEO in 2012, Mayer says she has helped "completely modernize the product line" by going mobile, with "well over a billion users on a monthly basis now." Yahoo will also be able to separate both its Alibaba and Yahoo Japan stakes from the core operating business, which Mayer says "is an important step to unlock value for shareholders."
Mayer does not see Yahoo's current value as a failure. Viewing it through the lens of "what the company has achieved over its history," Mayer noted that the company "changed the world."
"It's really hard to build new businesses. It's really hard to take a company that was so predominant in a moment in time," Mayer added.
Additionally, Mayer is planning on remaining at Yahoo in the near future.
"I certainly plan to stay. I love Yahoo and I want to see Yahoo into the next chapter," Mayer said. "My immediate priority is seeing the transaction through to close."
Shares of Yahoo are down by 2.11% to $38.55 in late morning trading on Monday.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates Yahoo as a "hold" with a ratings score of C-.
The primary factors that have impacted TheStreet's rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, TheStreet Ratings also finds weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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