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YAHOO MAKES HISTORY

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YAHOO Makes History: $1 Billion Operational Cash Quarter!

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) generated $1 billion in operational cash flow in a quarter for the first time in the companies history!

  • 3Q operational cash flow improves by $690 million vs. Q3 2011
  • Q3 2012 operational cash flow increases 193% vs Q3 2011

Other Operational Cash Flow Increases and Decreases for the Quarter ending September 30,2012 vs. Quarter ending September 30,2011:

INCREASES

   

CRAY Inc.

(NASDAQ:CRAY)

248%

Yahoo

(NASDAQ:YHOO)

193%

ADE-Es, Inc

(NASDAQ:ADES)

126%

Akami Technology

(NASDAQ:AKAM)

21.60%

Cognizant Tech. Sol.

((NASDAQ:CTSH

17%

Ultimate Software

(NASDAQ:ULTI)

14%

Pfizer

(NYSE:PFE)

12.70%

     

DECREASES

   

Sketchers USA

(NYSE:SKX)

-415%

Stratasys, Inc.

(NASDAQ:SSYS)

-262%

Interactive Brokers

(NASDAQ:IBKR)

-219%

ACETO Corp

(NASDAQ:ACET)

-150%

Merck & Co.

(NYSE:MRK)

-31.42%

Deckers

(NASDAQ:DECK)

-32%

Elizabeth Arden

(NASDAQ:RDEN)

-26%

PDF Solutions

(NASDAQ:PDFS)

-22%

Home Depot*

(NYSE:HD)

-6.73%

Dunkin Brands

(NASDAQ:DNKN)

-6.22%

Jazz Pharmaceutical

(NASDAQ:JAZZ)

-4.15%

Johnson & Johnson

(NYSE:JNJ)

-3.29%

     

*period 10/28/2012 vs. 10/28/2011

   
     
     
   

Cash Flow in the News

Warren Buffett on importance of Cash Flow:

"Common yardsticks such as dividend yield, the ratio of price to earnings or to book value, and even growth rates have nothing to do with valuation except to the extent they provide clues to the amount and timing of cash flows into and from the business. Indeed, growth can destroy value if it requires cash inputs in the early years of a project or enterprise that exceed the discounted value of the cash that those assets will generate in later years.
Market commentators and investment managers who glibly refer to growth and value styles as contrasting approaches to investment are displaying their ignorance, not their sophistication. Growth is simply a component--usually a plus, sometimes a minus-- in the value equation."