Akamai Technologies Inc. Earnings: 1 Number You Need to Know

Akamai Technologies' (NASDAQ: AKAM  ) earnings report suggests the company has many more years of growth ahead, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video. Why? One number stands out: 50.

In an interview conducted the day of the report, Akamai CEO and co-founder Tom Leighton revealed that 50% of revenue for the media group that supports streamed video, gaming, and similar services originates overseas. (A third of overall revenue is derived overseas.)

That's a strong number that suggests growing global appeal for the company's core business at a time when emerging economies are getting their first real taste of broadband. Companywide, revenue improved 15% in the fourth quarter. Adjusted operating profit grew 11%. Both figures beat Street estimates and guidance also impressed.

Second, it suggests that the core business is likely more vibrant than skeptics believed just a year ago. If anything, a healthy media business gives Akamai the resources the grow the newer and more experimental areas of its business, such as security and embedded acceleration software. Ultimately, that bodes well for the stock, Tim says.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. What did you think of Akamai Technologies' earnings report? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know whether you would buy, sell, or short Akamai stock at current prices.

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  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2014, at 11:39 AM, TheCh0b wrote:

    While more media goes over the top, my bullishness on Akamai also comes from the increase use of rich media in ecommerce. With online becoming customer's first stop in product research, retailers and brands are using more interactivity, more images, and more video to showcase products. Akamai is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this, particularly for mobile (Adobe is another)

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Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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