Netflix Reported better-than-expected Earnings in the first quarter

Netflix Earnings Preview: Revenue And Subscribers Set To Grow Even As International And Content Expansion Erodes Profitability

Netflix Earnings Preview: Revenue And Subscribers Set To Grow Even As International And Content Expansion Erodes Profitability

Analysts found that Los Gatos earned $178 million on revenue of $2.6 billion in the first three months but Netflix will make $482 million on revenue of more than $11 billion for the entire year. Analysts are forecasting net income of $US477.2 million, or $US1.09 a share, on revenue of $US11.2 billion, based on the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

The service added almost 5 million subscribers during the first three months of the year, and will end March with 98.7 million customers in roughly 190 countries.

USA paid subscribers continued to grow at a slower pace than we previously projected, with trailing 12-month paid net adds at 3.7 million in the quarter, down 32% from 5.4 million at the end of first-quarter 2016, which was down 9% versus 2015. Netflix now expects to cross the 100 million subscriber threshold in the second quarter; the company projected that it will have 101.95 million total members at the end of Q2.

Netflix, said it expects to add 600,000 subscribers in the United States in the current quarter, above the FactSet estimate of 364,000. New domestic members came in at 1.42 million, versus Wall Street forecasts 1.59 million, and Netflix guidance of 1.5 million. The actual figure turned out to be 4.95 million additional subscribers, which is really nothing to sneeze at. In Q2, Netflix expects to earn $1.14 billion from worldwide streaming and will incur a $28 million loss.

UN votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission
Haiti suffered a two-year political crisis until the recent election and inauguration of Moise as president. The mission started in 2004 amid unrest following the removal of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The trend has confronted Netflix with more competition in the battle for household entertainment budgets.

"We're about 1 billion a week - so we've got a long way to catch up", he said.

As one of the biggest movie streaming services in the business, Netflix has a lot to be proud of as a company. As part of that, it plans to invest more in programmatic advertising and work more with its growing group of pay-TV provider partners, such as Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global. Netflix said that due to certain content moves, particularly moving "House of Cards" from Q1 to Q2, some net additions to its subscriber count also shifted from Q1 to Q2. Group net profit lifted to Dollars 178 million from 28 million, with an operating margin advancing to 9.7 percent from 2.5 percent. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 21,756 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,099,142.20.

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