A Value Perspective On Overstock's Fourth Quarter (OSTK)

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On Tuesday, February 7th, Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) reported its fourth quarter revenue and full year financial results. The headline numbers were a net loss of $25 million or ($1.29) per share for 2005 vs. a net loss of $5 million or ($0.29) per share in 2004, and total revenue for 2005 of $804 million vs. total revenue for 2004 of $495 million.

For the year, revenues grew by 63%. The rate of growth decelerated throughout the year. Revenue growth was 102% in Q1, 72% in Q2, 64% in Q3, and 44% in Q4. Management expects revenue growth to be much slower in 2006. “During this time that we are hardening our new systems, we will reduce growth to industry rates. Our emphasis in 2006 will be on an improved customer experience - - even if at the expense of growth.

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