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  • May 23, 2013, 4:38 PM
    More on Pandora (P) 2014 FQ1 earnings: FQ2 revenue guidance of $155M-$160M, EPS of a loss of $0.02 to profit of $0.01 vs. consensus of $149.7M and $0.01 profit. FY14 revenue guidance of $615M-$635M, EPS of a loss of $0.02 to profit of $0.08 vs. consensus of $616.7M and $0.01 profit. FQ1 non-GAAP mobile revenue of $86.7M up 101% Y/Y vs. mobile listener growth of just 47% (improved monetization). Total listen hours of 4.18B up 35%. Share of total U.S. radio listening is 7.33%, up from 5.86% a year ago. CC at 5 ET. Shares +8.5% AH. (PR)
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  • May 23, 2013, 4:13 PM
    Pandora Media (P): Q1 EPS of -$0.10 in-line. Revenue of $125.5M beats by $1.67M. Shares +9.3% AH. (PR)
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  • May 23, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday ’s close: ARO, BLOX, CRM, GPS, MENT, MRVL, P, ROST, SHLD, SVM, WSM, ZUMZ
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  • May 22, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Thursday ’s close: ARO, BLOX, CRM, GPS, MENT, MRVL, P, ROST, SHLD, SVM, WSM, ZUMZ
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  • May 22, 2013, 9:31 AM
    Pandora (P +1.85%) announces a new Facebook (FB) Timeline app which lets users publish music activity automatically to their FB Timeline. P says listeners will have complete control over what they share with their friends and notes that the new offering "builds upon existing Pandora-based social features available on both mobile and the web." (PR)
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  • May 21, 2013, 12:28 PM
    Pandora (P +0.1%) launches Premieres, a station that gives listeners access to album releases a week before they go on sale. Records from John Fogerty and Laura Marling are the first ones supported. The announcement comes shortly after Pandora hired Billboard publisher Tommy Page to expand its branded content/live event offerings. Rocco Pendola argues Pandora's user base and data give it an opportunity to strike deals with indie artists struggling to get by under the current system.
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  • May 20, 2013, 1:25 PM
    The sell-side is dueling over Pandora (P +3.4%) ahead of Thursday's FQ1 report: Just one trading day after Maxim cut shares to Hold and MKM started coverage with a Sell, Barclays is upgrading the Web radio leader to Equalweight and raising its PT to $17 from $10. Shares now +81% YTD; 33.4% of the float was shorted as of April 30. (Piper)
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  • May 17, 2013, 4:34 PM
    iRadio (AAPL) is "still bogged down in licensing talks," music industry sources tell The Verge's Greg Sandoval. In addition to Sony (already reported to have rejected Apple's licensing terms), BMG is said to be holding out for a better deal; one has reportedly been signed with Universal. Apple's interest in offering on-demand options not found on Pandora (P) and other Web radio services has reportedly complicated talks. Past reports stated Apple is aiming for a summer launch.
  • May 17, 2013, 9:35 AM
    A downgrade to Hold from Maxim's John Tinker leads Pandora (P -0.2%) to open lower, but shares have quickly bounced. Tinker cites valuation, noting Pandora trades near the $17 PT Maxim set back in Aug. '11. He's otherwise positive, noting improved mobile monetization and the fact Pandora support is now built into 95 car models. Piper raised its estimates yesterday.
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  • May 16, 2013, 10:05 AM
    Piper raises its estimates for Pandora (P +1.9%) ahead of next Thursday's FQ1 report, citing improved mobile monetization. Strong mobile ad sales growth was a key reason Pandora took off following its FQ4 report, but the company's mobile ad prices were still only at 56% of PC levels. (eMarketer estimates)
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  • May 15, 2013, 1:05 PM
    Google (GOOG +2.2%) launches All Access, its well-reported subscription music service. All Access, available today in the U.S., costs $10/month, is integrated with Google Play, and allows song selections to morph into Web radio stations. No news about a rumored YouTube music video service for now. Pandora (P -0.5%), which has weathered Spotify's attack well, is only slightly lower. Google is also announcing a Galaxy S4 with stock Android (previous) that sells for $649 unsubsidized, and states Chrome's monthly user base has topped 750M (up 300M+ Y/Y) - that's an indirect positive for Google's search share and traffic acquisition costs. (live blog)
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  • May 14, 2013, 7:53 PM
    Pandora (P) -3.6% AH following reports Google (GOOG) will launch subscription-based music services - a Spotify-like service, and a YouTube music video service - with at least the former service launching tomorrow. Neither appears to directly compete with Pandora's ad-supported online radio service (which thus far hasn't been hurt badly by Spotify's growth), particularly given an NYT report stating the Spotify-like service won't include a free tier. However, the YouTube service would be a unique market entry, one backed by a site with enormous reach. It would need an audio-only option to keep a lid on battery drain and mobile data usage; a WSJ report suggests Google is looking to offer one.
  • May 9, 2013, 1:02 PM
    Pandora (P +7.2%) surges to new 52-week highs after announcing it has hired music industry vet/Billboard publisher Tommy Page to be its VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships. Pandora adds Page's "immediate focus is to expand artist development programming," both via branded content and live events. A stronger original content push could help Pandora better differentiate itself in a hotly competitive Web/mobile music market. Shares have more than won back the losses they saw in response to disappointing April audience metrics.
  • May 7, 2013, 2:12 PM
    Pandora (P -4.6%) slides after releasing April audience metrics that suggest its 40-hour mobile monthly listening cap is taking a toll. Listener hour growth of 24% Y/Y (to 1.31B) represents a sharp slowdown from March's 40%, and Pandora's share of U.S. radio listening fell to 7.33% from March's 8.05% (it's up from the year-ago period's 5.95%). Active listeners totaled 70.1M, up 35% Y/Y but only 1% M/M - that last figure suggests slowing U.S. smartphone market growth and/or competition from the likes of Spotify, TuneIn, and Songza might also be having an effect. FQ1 results arrive on May 23; shares are still up 53% YTD following a well-received FQ4 report.
  • Apr. 12, 2013, 11:21 AM
    Apple (AAPL -1%) roundup: 1) Backing up a recent CNET report, The Verge's Greg Sandoval reports an iRadio deal with Universal is imminent, and one with Warner Music is "close behind." In spite of efforts to secure discounts, royalty rates are said to be "close to what Pandora (P) pays." 2) RBC has cut its PT to $550 from $600, citing weak FQ2 demand. New products are seen providing a 2H lift. 3) More iRumors from Brian White, whose track record is mixed. He thinks the 5S will have a fingerprint scanner (previous), and says there could be a project to build a bigger iPhone. But he hedges his past remarks about the 5S arriving in multiple sizes.
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 8:44 AM
    Pandora (P) reaches 200M users, up from 100M in July 2011, while over 140M members have used the online music-streaming service on a mobile device. Other stats that Pandora is proud of this morning include streaming 200M songs before 10 a.m. every day, and playing over 100,000 artists in March as well as over 1M unique songs. (PR)
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Pandora Media Inc provides internet radio services on smartphones, tablets, traditional computers and car audio systems, as well as other internet-connected devices.