Yahoo Posts Flat First-Quarter Revenue On Declining Display Ad Sales

Yahoo Inc's net revenue in the first quarter was flat year-on-year, as the Internet company's display advertising business experienced declining revenue for the second quarter in a row.


Shares of Yahoo, which have surged more than 50 percent since Chief Executive Marissa Mayer took the helm in July, fell 3.7 percent to $22.91 in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

Yahoo said it earned $390 million, or 35 cents a share in the first three months of the year, compared to $286 million, or 23 cents in first quarter of 2012.

Net revenue, which excludes fees shared with partner websites, was $1.07 billion in the first quarter, roughly flat from the year-ago period, according to Yahoo.

Revenue from display ads fell 11 percent year-on-year, excluding certain items, in the first quarter. Search advertising revenue rose 6 percent year-on-year on an adjusted basis.

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