Yahoo (YHOO) released Q1 financials moments ago. Total revenue for the quarter was $1.8 billion. Net Income was $542 million, or $0.37 per share. Gross profit for the quarter was $1,063 million, an 11 percent increase compared to $958 million for the same period of 2007. Compare this to analyst expectations: Q1 net revenues of around $1.33 billion, ebitda of $435 million and EPS of $0.09/share.
Other interesting tidbits:
- Operating income for the first quarter of 2008 was $121 million, a 28 percent decrease compared to $169 million for the same period of 2007.
- Yahoo has spent $14 million to date on outside advisors on the Microsoft deal.
- They took a $29 million charge for severance arrangements.
What does this mean for Yahoo? Probably not much relative to other things going on. A very high percentage of Yahoo’s stock is in the hands of arbitrageurs, who are focused only on whether or not the deal with Microsoft (MSFT) will happen or not, as opposed to the fundamental financial health of the company. They’ll be listening closely to the earnings call at 2 pm PST for messages about the Yahoo search deal with Google. All indications suggest that Yahoo is getting a roughly 100% revenue increase from search queries outsourced to Google.