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Strong Profitability Indicators: Autobytel (ABTL), Splunk (SPLK), Monster Beverage (MNST)

|Includes: AutoWeb, Inc. (AUTO), MNST, SPLK

https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2015/2/26/saupload_abtl.jpg Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)

ABTL stock soared more than 15% in after-hours trading on Thursday, following the release of the company's financial results with numbers increased in nearly every metric of its business.

For the fourth quarter 2014, ABTL posted revenues of $26.0 million, a 26% increase year over year, and non-GAAP net income of $2.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, versus non-GAAP net income of $1.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the same period the prior year, these results better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.04 earnings per share on revenues of $25.87 million for the period.

In 2014, ABTL's total revenues increased 36% to a record $106.3 million and its non-GAAP net income increased 84% to $9.3 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, both compared to 2013

According to its business outlook for the full fiscal year 2015, ABTL expects revenue to range between $114.0 million and $120.0 million, representing an increase of approximately 7% to 13% from 2014, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to range between $0.97 and $1.16.

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ABTL provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States.

More about Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) at www.autobytel.com

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https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2015/2/26/saupload_splk.jpg Splunk, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK)

Shares of SPLK surged more than 6% in extended-hours trading on Thursday, after the company delivered strong performance across the board on its earnings report.

For its fourth quarter fiscal 2015, SPLK posted total revenues of $147.4 million, a 48% increase year over year, and non-GAAP net income of $11.57 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.38 million, or $0.03 per diluted share in the same period the prior year, topping the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.04 earnings per share on revenues of $136.98 million for the period

SPLK has raised its revenue guidance for fiscal year 2016 to approximately $600 million, from its previous revenue guidance of approximately $575 million.

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SPLK provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence.

More about Splunk, Inc. (SPLK) at www.splunk.com

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https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2015/2/26/saupload_mnst.jpg Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:MNST)

After the closing bell on Thursday, MNST reported another quarter and year of continuing sales growth, in both its domestic and international markets.

For the fourth quarter 2014, MNST posted net sales of $605.6 million, a 12% increase year over year, and net income of $125.3 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, compared to net income of $76.1 million, or $0.44 per diluted share in the same period the prior year, exceeding the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.58 earnings per share on revenues of $585.02 million for the period.

MNST also said that its long-term strategic partnership agreement with The Coca-Cola Company is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. As part of the deal, The Coca-Cola Company will acquire an approximate 16.7% ownership interest in MNST (post issuance) and will transfer ownership of its worldwide energy business to MNST, which, in turn, will transfer its non-energy business to The Coca-Cola Company. Upon closing, The Coca-Cola Company will become MNST's preferred distribution partner globally, and MNST will become The Coca-Cola Company's exclusive energy play.

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MNST is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages

More about Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) at www.monsterbevcorp.com.

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https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2014/12/23/saupload_crwe_logo.jpg Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (OTCPK:CRWE)

CRWE provides marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. The company is currently developing its CRWE Network ( www.CRWE-PR.com ), a growing network of community targeted sites.

It has recently included the City of Vista, CA ( www.vista.crwe-pr.com ) into the CRWE Network.

Vista is located just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern San Diego County, California. Vista has more than 25 educational institutions for youth, and a business park home to over 800 companies.

The City of Vista had an estimated population in 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau) of 96,929, and represents an important marketplace for the CRWE Network, which business model is based on selling advertising to businesses targeting both locally and nationally

The CRWE Network has reached the 1487th community website in the U.S. and includes coverage in the states of California, Mississippi, Michigan, Florida, Nevada and New York, as well as across 10 provinces in Canada.

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https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2014/9/26/saupload_crwetube.jpg The company's division CRWE Tube ( www.crwetube.com ) is expected to be integrated in all the CRWE Network

More about Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (OTCPK:CRWE) at www.crownequityholdings.com

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