StarMedia Misses Expectations by a Penny

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Actual Estimated* Year-Ago
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StarMedia Network ( STRM), Internet media company targeting Spanish and Portuguese speakers, reported a fourth-quarter loss today that missed Wall Street's slightly lowered estimates by a penny.

For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, StarMedia lost $33 million, or 49 cents a share, excluding noncash charges. The company lost $27.8 million, or 44 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Nine analysts surveyed by First Call/Thomson Financial expected the company, which is based in New York, to lose 48 cents a share.

StarMedia's fourth-quarter revenue more than doubled to $20.1 million from $9 million in the same quarter one year ago.

During the month of December, StarMedia had 27.4 million unique users. The company recorded 3.9 billion page views in the fourth quarter, up 20% from the latest third quarter and more than double the same quarter last year.

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