2005 $ .58/share
2006 $ .52/share
2007 $ .47/share
2008 $ .42/share (current consensus estimate)
Free Cash Flow
Q1-$279 million (excluding a 1 time payment from AT&T)
It's very clear, Yahoo while a great brand, is a declining asset. With ad spends going down the toilet, I don't see a financial recovery anytime soon.
mangememnt should be proactive, not reactive. you don't wait for years with declining profits and then maybe do something. i'm telling you now, what they are doing is too little, too late. the 4th and 1st quarter reports will be below already lowered expectations.
so that means there is no excuse for a drop on the bottom line. the whole point of being in business is to make a profit, not sell stuff. i know you need sales for the profit, but to sell more and make less is just dumb. this all took place when the economy was fairly healthy. how will they possible fare in a poor economy?
Ummm... when you look at those numbers Yahoo had revenue of 4.72B during the first three quarters of 2006, 5.13B thru first three quarters of 2007, and 5.4B so far in 2008.... those are increases in revenue every year.