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Yahoo!, Incorporated (YHOO)

YHOO Stock Report

2-Year Price History

Recent Price
(7/14 4:00PM)
52-Week Price
$8.94 – $20.82
Market Capitalization
$20.9 Billion
Dividend Yield
Most Recent Dividend

A Word Of Caution

Yahoo!, Incorporated (YHOO) has experienced a very significant drop in earnings and/or earnings estimates. In and of itself this drop in earnings could be an indication of greater troubles within the company.

Please take a moment to look at the RazorWire feed on the right hand side of the report to find more information regarding the company’s dropoff in performance. Each time Yahoo!, Inc. is mentioned on business television recently should be displayed. This helps bring you up to date on any major issues they are facing right now.

Therefore, (and as always), check additional sources and available information regarding YHOO before making an investment decision.

Ockham’s Rating

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YHOO Revenue

For a long time, value investors have used the current share price relative to sales per share levels as an important valuation tool. We utilize a historical weighted average methodology that treats recent years more importantly in the calculation. When looking at YHOO through this framework, we can see that our weighted average historical high and low Price to Sales per share ratios over the last 10 years are 13.95x and 5.36x respectively.

Utilizing this range we can see that YHOO’s current Price to Sales per share ratio of 3.10x is significantly below its average levels historically. In fact, with a current price of $14.93, YHOO is a full 68% below its average Price to Sales ratio at comparable sales levels. This is a rare occurrence and, when taken in context of the other areas of our analysis, can be a strong positive for our outlook for YHOO.

YHOO Cash Earnings

As the old saying goes, "Cash is King!" However, we prefer to capture a few other items within our analysis to identify "cash earnings". Nevertheless, an analysis of Cash Earnings is absolutely pivotal to assessing a company’s value, and currently YHOO is significantly below its historical average multiple of cash earnings as calculated by Ockham. Similar to our analysis of sales per share, Ockham looks at the last 10 years of cash earnings levels for YHOO to identify where the current high and low price levels have been historically in relation to profit per share. Again, we utilize a weighted average methodology which relies more heavily on recent years of data. This weighted average framework provides us with an average high Price to Cash Earnings ratio per share of 45.61 and a 23.10 low over the same period.

Now that YHOO’s current price is $14.93 and its Price to Cash Earnings ratio is 26.66, we are very positive on its outlook from the cash earnings perspective. In fact, YHOO is now trading a full 23% below its average historical Price to Cash Earnings ratio at these profit per share levels. When our clients ask us why YHOO has great long term potential, the Cash Earnings levels to current stock is one of our primary reasons. But naturally, now we need for the overall market to recognize this disparity.

YHOO Dividends

When determining a company’s future prospects for success, Ockham Research sees analysis of dividend payments as a key additional factor. Even though it isn’t imperative for YHOO to shell out a dividend in order to receive a positive rating, it can be helpful to further our analysis. YHOO may pay a dividend at this time; however, there is an insufficient amount of history to incorporate it into our analysis. Therefore, we are not utilizing the dividends or lack thereof in our study. As YHOO more consistent dividend history is made available, we will begin to factor this into the Ockham approach.

Peer Comparison


Yahoo!, Inc. Industry Grouping

Company Ticker Market Cap (Ml) Latest
Price/Cash Earnings Price/Sales 5-Yr. Rev.
Growth Rate
Avg. ROE.
Current 10-Yr. Range* Current 10-Yr. Range*
Peer Company Averages (not incuding YHOO) 27.39 9.90 » 809.43 7.95 2.43 » 53.67 59.41% 20.14%
*10 year range does not include current year values
Yahoo!, Inc. YHOO $20.9 Billion $15.01 26.66 10.27 » 1041.92 3.10 1.73 » 126.29 34.71% 10.56%
Baidu, Inc.- Shs -A- American Deposit Receipt Repr 1 Share A BIDU $7.5 Billion $290.63 50.40 17.79 » 496.68 20.93 7.39 » 128.31 148.96% 17.60%
Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS $5.8 Billion $32.30 20.77 5.78 » 154.80 3.17 1.49 » 47.77 21.88% 12.30% Inc CRM $4.7 Billion $38.22 30.29 18.59 » 204.75 4.06 2.38 » 15.35 62.16% 6.08% Inc. PCLN $4.5 Billion $109.06 17.71 3.27 » 3105.00 1.88 0.16 » 15.34 16.89% 28.60%, Incorpoated- Shs American Deposit.Receipt Repr 25 Shs NTES $4.5 Billion $35.01 17.79 4.05 » 85.90 9.71 0.74 » 61.57 47.16% 36.10%
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The latest TV Media Discussion

3:05:02 PM YHOO $14.98 Yahoo!, Inc.
1 days ago (07/13)
“…Some stuff out on the internet later this week as far as the o.S. Is concerned. 3.3% to the up side is microsoft. Brewing between microsoft and YAHOO as far as, well, internet search goes. Bing obviously out there. It’s the newbie. And then you have YAHOO, which is the old school search engine. Been out there for a while now. Well, you have a couple of analysts coming out saying they’re looking at the market, bing has beaten YAHOO on a couple of days. They don’t say it makes a trend, but at least for a couple of days more people searched via bing than they did via YAHOO. Still, those shares are strong. Where we do see a little weakness, in the likes of dryships, the dry bulk shipping company, 1 1/2% to the down and you know, you can look at the commodities space and get a …” …more details…
10:02:27 AM YHOO $14.72 Yahoo!, Inc.
1 days ago (07/13)
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9:33:18 AM YHOO $14.84 Yahoo!, Inc.
1 days ago (07/13)
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9:07:09 AM YHOO $15.01 Yahoo!, Inc.
1 days ago (07/13)
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4:37:33 PM YHOO $14.93 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…20 million visit the site monthly. "harry potter" hits theaters and that’s also the day intel kicks off a big couple of weeks for tech earnings. Key upgrades for intel, apple, and YAHOO today. Microsoft, google, and ebay report the following week. And of course we’ll have all the numbers as soon as they cross the tape. That’s your tech check. F i’m jim goldman in the silicon …” …more details…
4:31:08 PM YHOO $14.93 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…A window into hp, into dell. Even into cisco. And we’ll also hear from the goog. They should offer a glimpse into how ads revenue are doing and also a window into YAHOO. And all these reports, maria, it’s not just about the numbers. It’s about the outlooks. It’s about the commentary. We want to know, is it just a less bad scenario, or are people …” …more details…
4:16:27 PM YHOO $14.91 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Hikes its price target on the stock to 16 from 11 because of upcoming organizational changes, and that may mean the internet search company more competitive and effective. YAHOO shares tonight gaining 38 cents on the session. Still to come here on "the closing bell" rich bernstein will be with me. He’s not sold on the belief that emerging markets will lead a global economic recovery. …” …more details…
3:05:11 PM YHOO $14.89 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Software space coming out of this is the indian software services company on its earnings release saying that it sees an i.T. Spending turnaround in the middle of next year. But that stock up 5%. Finally, moving on to the internet stocks, we’ve got YAHOO up on an upgrade at thomas and finally, ebay and general motors announced today that they’ve they’re going to test out in …” …more details…
12:20:23 PM YHOO $15.06 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Protect soldiers’ health. Wait a second. You want to eliminate a key stress reliever for the folks america? >> shares of YAHOO rising on an upgrade from thomas weisel. YAHOO up 3.5%. We make meeting times, lunch but what we would rather tee times are the official start of what we love to do. …” …more details…
10:57:32 AM YHOO $15.02 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…We’ve been down 40, down 50. >> oil is down again. >> oil down below $60. Down about a buck. The bright spot today, the >> technology names, you have YAHOO hanging in there. Cognizant hanging in there. This has been the case we have seen with technology lately where it tends to buck the trend of the overall markets. …” …more details…
10:12:23 AM YHOO $15.07 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Away. >> is cost cutting going to be something that helps these companies in the future or has that dried up in terms of profit >> I think the one company in myspace, the internet space may have YAHOO!. >> okay. Thank you, jon aiken. >> thank you. >> fascinating subject. >>> we are still waiting for treasury secretary geithner to …” …more details…
10:03:43 AM YHOO $14.95 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…That stock went negative just a couple minutes ago. We do have credit swisse raising ep estimates on apple. It’s up by more than 1%. Thomas upgrading YAHOO! To the equivalent of a hold rating. Novellis is up 1 1/2%. To a needham to buy. That is helping it move higher …” …more details…
9:50:58 AM YHOO $14.97 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Represents 21% of the company’s issue and basically said very, very reassuring to see how they were able to raise capital. That was a good name to watch as upgrades, dell, YAHOO! Talking about some tech names on the rise and stanley works, another name we have been watching args durable house goods, that he have got the upgrades and on the other side of the coin, also take a look at names that have …” …more details…
9:34:05 AM YHOO $15.08 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Of trading. Shaw group, chevron, these are names that are coming on focus and ibm getting a downgrade. So that one probably coming YAHOO! And the steel stock, arcelor mit arcelormittal some upgrades and the major averages are to the down side as well as the that’s the big picture outlook …” …more details…
9:33:03 AM YHOO $14.93 Yahoo!, Inc.
4 days ago (07/10)
“…Also making a call on apple this morning. Even though they’re still below consensus, they are raising their estimates on apple. We’ve got come mass wisell partners, YAHOO! For YAHOO! That company upgrading the shares from underweight to market finally, yesterday we had a bullish call on broadcom move the chip stocks higher this …” …more details…
7:36:05 PM YHOO $14.54 Yahoo!, Inc.
America's Nightly Scoreboard
5 days ago (07/09)
“…Introduced bing, coming up with a clever. >> never used bing. >> used to be msn search. Rebanded it and introduced other rivals, YAHOO! –. David: that is 8%. Microsoft has 8% market share of web searches while google has 65%. >> they have a long way to go. They’re hoping new product might do it. …” …more details…
5:18:18 PM YHOO $14.30 Yahoo!, Inc.
Fast Money
6 days ago (07/08)
“…To be the defacto winner. >> and 90% of the market share. >> got it, jim. Thanks. This remind me, google entered the search market when YAHOO! Was the leader and everybody because they’ve been in the market so long. That’s just a cautionary tale. The share price did go below $400 a share. You were talking about the I don’t know. …” …more details…
3:08:33 PM YHOO $14.48 Yahoo!, Inc.
7 days ago (07/07)
“…>> I like technology. Nasdaq holding up very well compared to the dow and s&p. It’s outperformed this year. I think it continues. Big names I have not looked at for years, google and microsoft — not YAHOO but the bigger names, like the bigger technology names. Retail actually has come off the radar recently. We have seen the consumer come back a bit. They’re so beaten down, I can see a bit of turn-around. …” …more details…
12:03:14 PM YHOO $14.51 Yahoo!, Inc.
7 days ago (07/07)
“…Pronounced weakness. Microsoft has a security issue and they say they’re working on a patch for what they call the zero day security element but they’re down 1.9%. YAHOO! Launching a new search pad assistant. You can save your notes and send it on twitter or facebook but down 2 poifr 6%. Apple down 1.7. …” …more details…
10:04:52 AM YHOO $14.74 Yahoo!, Inc.
7 days ago (07/07)
“…Intel called the bottom of the it might have been a little can’t call it a trend but what you said and what this is. Pay a little attention to the >> and what about YAHOO!. Back in the headlines with something called a search pad. And, obviously, any individual technology can really move a needle for a name like this. What is it and does it matter? >> hopefully i’ll be able to figure out how to use it by "street signs." YAHOO! Down by 1.1%. It’s basically, they are calling it like an online personal research assistant and you can save notes and even send them through facebook or wait toer to …” …more details…
9:34:14 AM YHOO $14.87 Yahoo!, Inc.
7 days ago (07/07)
“…For marvel getting a nice pop. Let’s see if there’s a spillover with the chips. Looks like there is. Amat up 1.2%. Broadcom 1.1%. The other major piece of news today is YAHOO! Launching a search pad that goes live today. You can take notes, do various personalizations as you search. Microsoft and google do have something similar in terms of technology. …” …more details…
9:04:47 AM YHOO $14.91 Yahoo!, Inc.
7 days ago (07/07)
“…Brian schactman at the nasdaq. >> futures are slightly lower. The premarket indicator has it slightly higher. We’ll see which force went out. YAHOO! Is launching a search pad today. You can take notes and do certain things along with your we’ll see what traction it gets. Microsoft and google have similar technologies. We’ll see how it plays out for …” …more details…
12:02:42 PM YHOO $14.63 Yahoo!, Inc.
8 days ago (07/06)
“…Double as bad as the s&p 500. Down 1.4%. Take a look at some of the big names that are underperforming. Apple down 2.3%, YAHOO 2.4%, having an incredible battle, a lot of states — want to go after online sales taxes and that could be a trend that could continue. The one positive I want to point out is dell bernstein basically …” …more details…
3:04:35 PM YHOO $15.09 Yahoo!, Inc.
12 days ago (07/02)
“…Just threw me. The open. And we’ve been down the whole way through. It’s been retail, pharma, you name it. Financials, big caps. Let’s look at some of the big oracle, YAHOO, google, all to the down side. The "economic times" saying oracle’s going to cut about not affecting the stock today. Some major stories we knew about this morning want to follow up …” …more details…
11:33:55 AM YHOO $14.96 Yahoo!, Inc.
12 days ago (07/02)
“…Company has posted a slight decline in june and for the last three months. So apparently google’s taking a little bit of a step back in terms of market share while microsoft and YAHOO! And others are making small strides. But not everybody, including google’s ceo eric schmidt is getting to worked up about any of this. He is saying that all of this …” …more details…
10:40:34 AM YHOO $14.95 Yahoo!, Inc.
12 days ago (07/02)
“…We’ll see if it pays off. When i’m out here in the next hour and kind of talk to you about the performance of bing and whether it’s taking a bite out of the google’s market share. >> dagen: what about followers? Will others follow suit? Will google, YAHOO! Follow suit? >> they’re all working on real time search updates to their platforms, this is not having that’s going to be isolate today microsoft. Everyone is going to do it soon. You so much. …” …more details…
10:04:46 AM YHOO $15.01 Yahoo!, Inc.
12 days ago (07/02)
“…Declines to give people perspective of how broad based 7-1 right now. Obviously light volume but overwhelmingly negative. Heavy hitters underperforming. YAHOO! Microsoft, oracle, ebay, struggling. The search for green arrows, what few green arrows he had over there at the nyse. Research in motion is the only major big cap I can find. Up 1%. …” …more details…
5:58:52 PM YHOO $15.41 Yahoo!, Inc.
Happy Hour
13 days ago (07/01)
“…They are working on a. It says that on the website but it is a statistical counter showing bing out usage up 8% of vs. YAHOO! With 11 per it is making grounds. >> google? >> no but YAHOO! Is crying in their boots because they did not make a deal with microsoft. >> he promise to buy a vehicle from ford but I have not yet. Why am waiting for them to say this is how we’re doing a I am …” …more details…
12:04:04 PM YHOO $15.63 Yahoo!, Inc.
13 days ago (07/01)
“…Microsoft, through binge, getting more market share, less than gaining. And if you look at both of the other stocks, obviously more of a net negative for YAHOO than for google, so an interesting story to keep an eye on there. Retail got hit hard yesterday, across the board strong today. I pointed out a few here for …” …more details…
10:04:46 AM YHOO $15.42 Yahoo!, Inc.
13 days ago (07/01)
“…Oracle up 1.7%. Casting company initiating it with a price target of 25 right there. Laggards to quickly touch on, rim not moving at all. YAHOO! Down 1.5% at the moment. Now, outforce protection, $600 million market cap. Down 35%. Lost out on a contract in afghanistan. Quickly, my mike huckman …” …more details…
9:32:52 AM YHOO $15.62 Yahoo!, Inc.
13 days ago (07/01)
“…I got request about the numbers from stat counter in terms of search. Microsoft, 8.23%. Bing definitely having an YAHOO! Over 11%. Compare it to google which went down slightly at 78.48%. So still a huge share for I want to point out apple …” …more details…
9:03:29 AM YHOO $15.65 Yahoo!, Inc.
13 days ago (07/01)
“…We’re starting off in the green here to start off the month of july. Let’s talk about them saying that microsoft and bing gaining market share in search. Let’s have perspective. If you combine YAHOO! And microsoft, wink, wink, you’re still about a quarter of the reach of google. Got an ipo. Log me in. Backed by software company, backed by intel. Prices high end of the range at …” …more details…
8:35:07 AM YHOO $15.69 Yahoo!, Inc.
13 days ago (07/01)
“…Those roaming charges can certainly break the bank. Alexis back to you in new york. Alexis: thank you very much, well for the latest in tech news, in an effort to shed noncore brands, YAHOO! Is closing its video service. It was used to manage distribute and monetize premium on-line video content for more than 30 major media companies. …” …more details…
6:43:16 PM YHOO $15.56 Yahoo!, Inc.
Mad Money
14 days ago (06/30)
“…I like to go to the websites of they have all of them listed there and I get to look at the press releases too. Cnbc.Com can direct you there, the treat.Com where i’m chairman can direct you there, YAHOO!, ton of ways to get it. Robert in hawaii. >> aloha from honolulu. …” …more details…
3:05:15 PM YHOO $15.49 Yahoo!, Inc.
14 days ago (06/30)
“…Very impressive gains at the nasdaq. Today, retail and financial same story, getting hit pretty much red across the board. Cisco, ebay, YAHOO! All down by better than 2% on the day. A lot of weakness with YAHOO! Take a look at the chips. Semiconductor index outbxing the broader market by a smidge. Not the case with nvidia. If you watch the fast money …” …more details…
12:02:53 PM YHOO $15.40 Yahoo!, Inc.
14 days ago (06/30)
“…The month, better than 3% to the for the quarter around 20%. Let’s take a look at the losers for the day. Cisco down 2.3%. Ebay and YAHOO also underperforming by a wide but on the flip side of the coin, we do have research in motion, some positive words today from bmo, and amazon getting an upgrade. …” …more details…
10:06:05 AM YHOO $15.58 Yahoo!, Inc.
14 days ago (06/30)
“…Intel up 0.2%. Broadcom upped their ante for emulex some of the laggard, YAHOO! Ebay, cisco and dell, those are your big hitters that we talked about coffee on "squawk on the street," starbucks down 4% today. Morgan stanley did not like what he it saw in terms of sales in the month of may. …” …more details…
4:34:12 PM YHOO $15.74 Yahoo!, Inc.
18 days ago (06/26)
“…At&t tells us that michael jackson’s death caused the largest spike in text messaging in its history. 65,000 text messages per second at the height of the story. And jim goldman has confirmed that YAHOO says the story is the most clicked story ever in its home page. >> i’m sure that is the case. Jane wells is in los angeles meanwhile, china’s securities …” …more details…
2:31:09 PM YHOO $15.66 Yahoo!, Inc.
18 days ago (06/26)
“…News and entertainment and where we go to share digital feelings. The trend of social networking and social media and digital entertainment. These companies like google and YAHOO will capitalize on the number of eyeballs they aggregate because of all of we see the shift to the internet and it’s a very big deal thus these events tend to spotlight …” …more details…
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Key Fundamentals

YHOO – Yahoo!, Incorporated Fundamentals
Price (7/14 4:00PM) $15.18
Volume (7/14 4:00PM) 0
Last Close Price $15.18
10 Day Average Volume 14.7 Million
13 Week Price Range $13.60 – $16.99
52 Week Price Range $8.94 – $20.82
LTM Revenue $7.0 Billion
Shares Outstanding (12/2008) 1.4 Billion
Market Capitalization $20.9 Billion
Shares Held By Institutions 1.0 Billion
Institutional Holders 748
% Shares Held By Institutions 74.50%
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $0.29
P/E Ratio n/a
Book Value Per Share $8.29
Gross Margin 67.60%
Annual Dividend 0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Beta 0.86
Fiscal Year Ends December

About Yahoo!, Inc.

Yahoo!, Incorporated is considered to operate in the Technology sector. They specifically operate in the Internet Information Providers business segment contained within the Internet industry.

The Company is a global Intenet brand and trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. It is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust.

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