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Akamai's Broken Record: Fool by Numbers

On April 26, Motley Fool Rule BreakerAkamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM  ) released Q1 2006 earnings for the period ended March 31, 2006.

  • Akamai's $90.8 million in Q1 sales set a new quarterly record and blew away estimates.
  • GAAP per-share earnings included $0.10 worth of charges for stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, and taxes. Excluding these non-cash items, net income equaled $29.4 million, or $0.17 per stub -- good enough to beat Street estimates by a penny.
  • Owner earnings came in at $12.9 million, for a 14.3% OE margin. That's lower than the 20% Akamai has been able to deliver historically.
  • The company raised its full-year guidance to at least $380 million in sales, which would equal a 34% year-over-year gain, and $0.73 in normalized per-share earnings, which would equal a 40% year-over-year gain.

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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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