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Yahoo!

YAHOO! BOASTS diverse Internet businesses, from search and banner ads to subscription services like fantasy sports leagues. There were more than 400 million visitors in the fourth quarter of ’05, up 25% from a year earlier. The number of pages viewed rose 23%. But although Yahoo’s top line grew 47% in ’05, that was less than half the pace of Google Inc.’s growth. Yahoo is losing search market share to Google while trying to hatch a media strategy. Its stock price has been flat since late ’04, even as Google’s shares leapt 300%. All reasons why maintaining its position as Internet world-beater may not be so easy.

Company Info

2005 Rank

8

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COMPANY INFO

YHOO

Market Value
$ Million

45,851.0

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) -0.7
(3-yr.) 207.5
2005 Sales
$ Billion

5.3

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 47
(3-yr.) 80.6
Long-Term Growth Est. %

25.7

Net income
$ Million

1,896.2

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 126
(3-yr.) 168.8
Net Margin %*

36.1

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

20.4

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

44/31

P/E Ratio

25

Industry Software & Services
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Terry S. Semel

Terry S. Semel, 63

CEO since 2001


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