Yahoo! Japan's Ad Revenue Flat, But Net Income Up 22%

Includes: AABA, SFTBF
by: Steven Towns

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Yahoo Japan profit rises as online stores grow [Reuters]

Summary: Yahoo! Japan's net income rose 22% to 13.6 billion yen ($114.5 million), driven by new store openings on its online auction and shopping sites. Ad revenue, which makes up 40% of sales, was flat at 21.2 billion yen ($178.5 million). Overall, revenue grew 24.5% to 51.2 billion yen ($431 million). Yahoo! Japan doesn't issue annual earnings guidance, but did say it expects net income to be between 13.65 billion yen and 15.2 billion yen this quarter, on revenue between 51.7 billion yen and 55.2 billion yen. Yahoo! Japan is 41% owned by Softbank and 33% owned by Yahoo! Inc.
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Potentially impacted stocks and ETFs: Yahoo! (YHOO), Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBF), Google (GOOG)

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