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Yahoo

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company is a web services provider. The company is considered to be one of the pioneers of the early internet era in the 1990s. It is known for its Yahoo! search engine, web portal, and other services like Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Mail, video sharing, and fantasy football. It was once one of the most popular websites in the U.S. In 2016, it was the highest read news and media site, with over 7 billion users per month, making it the sixth most visited site in the world. The company’s growth slowed down in the late 2000s. In 2017, Yahoo’s internet services was acquired by Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion.

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CEO

Thomas McInerney

CEO Title

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Technology

Industry

Internet Services and Retailing

HQ Location

Sunnyvale, CA

Years on Fortune 500 List

9

Employees

8,500

Yahoo sold its operating business to Verizon Communications, June 13, 2017. It now operates as a closed-end management investment company named Altaba (AABA), June 16, 2017.Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,1694.0%
Profits ($M)$-214.3
Assets ($M)$48,083
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$31,049.3
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$44,391
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues-4.1%
Profits as % of Assets-0.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-0.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)-0.23
EPS % Change (from 2015)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)16.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)19.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)4.2%