Yahoo! has released its Q4 and full year 2006 financial report showing some sectors suffering from loss while some have earned profit as well. However, in the fourth quarter of 2006, the company's revenue rose from $1,501 million of 2005 to $1,702 million in 2006. There was an increase by 13% in the marketing services revenue seeing surge from $1,315 million in 2005 to $1,490 million in 2006. Fees revenue also increased from $186 million in 2005 to $213 million in 2006.
There has been some loss for Yahoo! in the areas of cash flow from operating activities and free cash flow with decrease of 65 % and 16% respectively. The results also show “Net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $269 million or $0.19 per diluted share (including $56 million of stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, recorded under the fair value method) compared to $683 million or $0.46 per diluted share (including $11 million of stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, recorded under the intrinsic value method) for the same period of 2005.”
Full year report shows revenues rose from $5,258 million in 2005 to $6,426 million in 2006. Marketing services revenue surged by 22% with the figures of $5,627 million in 2006 as compared to $4,594 million in 2005. Yahoo! also says “Gross profit for 2006 was $3,750 million, a 19 percent increase compared to $3,161 million for 2005.”