Why YY Inc. (YY) Is Popping After the Bell

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Social networking platform YY Inc. (YY) is popping in extended trading after posting above-consensus quarterly earnings and sales.

After the bell, shares had added 5.5% to $92.

The China-based tech developer posted net income of 60 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had forecast net income of 46 cents a share.

Revenue was up 136% year over year to $101.1 million, compared to consensus of $84.48 million.

For the first quarter ending March, management anticipates revenue growth of 98% to 102%, assuming total sales between $100.41 million and $102.43 million. Analysts had anticipated first-quarter revenue of $91.70, growth of 80.8% on the year-ago quarter.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates YY INC -ADR as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. The team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate YY INC -ADR (YY) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our 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 solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall."

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