Yahoo announces Q2 earnings tktk

The closing bell has rung, and Yahoo has released its earnings for the second quarter of 2013. What's the final verdict? Compared year-to-year over the same quarter last year, it's mostly good news for the company: GAAP income is at $137 million (up 150 percent), while GAAP revenue comes in at $1.13 billion (down seven percent). GAAP net earnings came in at $331 million, which is a 46 percent increase from this time last year, while non-GAAP came out at $386 million, a six percent jump. Not bad, given the number of acquisitions the company made this quarter -- nine, to be precise, including Tumblr.

In terms of other highlights from the earnings report, search revenue fell by nine percent year-over-year, while display revenue went down 12 percent. Net earnings per share jumped up 68 percent to $0.30. Full press release is below the break for your perusal.

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Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Q2 2012 Q2 2013
Percent
Change
GAAP revenue $1,218 million $1,135 million (7)%
Revenue ex-TAC $1,081 million $1,071 million (1)%
GAAP income from operations $55 million $137 million 150%
Non-GAAP income from operations $240 million $209 million (13)%
GAAP net earnings per diluted share $0.18 $0.30 68%
Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share $0.30 $0.35 19%

"I'm encouraged by Yahoo!'s performance in the second quarter. Our business saw continued stability, and we launched more products than ever before, introducing a significant new product almost every week," said Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. "From the new Yahoo! News, the new Yahoo! Sports app, the redesigned Yahoo! search, the new Flickr, the new Yahoo! Mail for tablet, the Yahoo! Weather app, our new Yahoo! app with Summly - this quarter drove tremendous improvements in our product line and our users responded with increased usage and engagement."

GAAP revenue was $1,135 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 7 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2012. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("revenue ex-TAC") was $1,071 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 1 percent decrease compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $369 million, a 7 percent decrease compared to the same period of 2012.

GAAP income from operations was $137 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 150 percent increase from the second quarter of 2012 (which reflected a restructuring charge of $129 million). Non-GAAP income from operations was $209 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 13 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2012.

GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2013 was $331 million, a 46 percent increase from the same period of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2013 was $386 million, a 6 percent increase from the same period of 2012.

GAAP net earnings per diluted share was $0.30 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.18 in the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share was $0.35 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.30 in the second quarter of 2012.

Business Highlights

Yahoo! accelerated its pace of innovation in the second quarter, launching nearly a dozen new product experiences for its core daily habits - including re-imagined desktop, mobile and tablet versions of Mail, Weather, Flickr, Search, Sports, News, and Yahoo! for iPhone and Android.
The Company announced two new advertising formats designed to enhance the content experience in a more intuitive and immersive way. Yahoo! Stream Ads offer unobtrusive native ads that are part of a user's Yahoo! news stream. The Company also unveiled a new Yahoo.com Billboard ad, designed to deliver richer content interactions to users and increased effectiveness to advertisers.
Yahoo! is offering additional content as part of its partnerships with leading news and entertainment brands such as ABC News, CNBC, and Condé Nast Entertainment, adding breadth to its existing portfolio of partner content and enhancing Yahoo!'s cross-screen experiences. The Company also announced a partnership between Yahoo! and Broadway Video Entertainment, along with NBC Entertainment, to bring the "Saturday Night Live" archive clips from 1975 to 2013 exclusively to Yahoo!.
During the second quarter, Yahoo! made nine acquisitions to strengthen its products, content offerings, core technology and talent - including Summly, Astrid, Milewise, Loki Studios, Go Poll Go, PlayerScale, Rondee, Ghostbird Software and Tumblr. Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. Its tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr and Yahoo! is expected to grow Yahoo!'s audience to more than one billion monthly visitors.
Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

Display:

GAAP display revenue was $472 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 12 percent decrease compared to $535 million for the second quarter of 2012.
Display revenue ex-TAC was $423 million for the second quarter of 2013, an 11 percent decrease compared to $473 million for the second quarter of 2012.
The Number of Ads Sold (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
Price-per-Ad (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 12 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
Search:

GAAP search revenue was $418 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 9 percent decrease compared to $461 million for the second quarter of 2012.
Search revenue ex-TAC was $403 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 5 percent increase compared to $385 million for the second quarter of 2012.
Paid Clicks (excluding Korea) increased approximately 21 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
Price-per-Click (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
Cash Balance:

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments in marketable securities were $4.8 billion as of June 30, 2013 compared to $6 billion as of December 31, 2012, a decrease of $1.2 billion.
During the second quarter of 2013, Yahoo! repurchased 25 million shares for $653 million and used a net $1 billion in cash for acquisitions (including a net $970 million to acquire Tumblr). These outflows were offset by $846 million in cash from Alibaba Group to redeem the Alibaba Group Preference Shares. The cash received represents the redemption value and includes the stated value of $800 million plus dividends of $46 million.
"We are happy to announce that as of today we have essentially completed our commitment to return $3.65 billion from our Alibaba Group proceeds to shareholders, repurchasing a total of 190 million shares," said Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman. "As part of our ongoing commitment to shareholders, we plan to continue to execute against the $5 billion share buyback that was authorized last year, of which approximately $1.9 billion remains. We plan to repurchase shares in open market or privately negotiated transactions."

Live Stream

Yahoo! will live stream a video broadcast of the Company's second quarter 2013 financial results at 2 p.m. Pacific Time/5 p.m. Eastern Time today. The live stream will be broadcast from Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale studio and will be available exclusively on Yahoo! Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com. The Company will provide its business outlook for the third quarter and full year during the presentation. Supplemental financial information can be accessed through the Company's Investor Relations website at http://investor.yahoo.com. The video webcast will be archived after the event at http://investor.yahoo.com and will be available for 90 days following the broadcast.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and its attachments include the following financial measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"): revenue ex-TAC; adjusted EBITDA; non-GAAP income from operations; non-GAAP net earnings; non-GAAP net earnings per share - diluted; and free cash flow.

Revenue ex-TAC is GAAP revenue less traffic acquisition costs. Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per share - diluted, exclude from the most comparable GAAP financial measures certain gains, losses, and expenses that we do not believe are indicative of ongoing results, and exclude stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, other income, net (which includes interest), earnings in equity interests, and net income attributable to noncontrolling interests. Free cash flow is GAAP net cash provided by operating activities (adjusted to include excess tax benefits from stock-based awards), less acquisition of property and equipment, net and dividends received from equity investees.

These measures may be different than non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Explanations of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these financial measures to the GAAP financial measures the Company considers most comparable are included in the accompanying "Note to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements," "Supplemental Financial Data and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations," and "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations."