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Grokking the Yahoo Q3 Earnings Call: Good as (CFO Ken) Goldman

With a special guest appearance by CEO Marissa Mayer!

Yahoo’s Ken Goldman certainly earned the gold in his name today by managing to deftly financially engineer a nice net earnings boost in the third quarter that surprised Wall Street, as well as a sales increase of one percent when everyone expected the typical decline.

Now, let’s be clear, Yahoo is not out of the woods — its operations are still lagging and its display sales are too. But it finally unveiled mobile revenue. Also search revenue was up, despite a significant decline in market share.

And here we go:

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