High-Quality Growth for aQuantive: Fool by Numbers

On Thursday, Rule Breakers selection and digital marketing agency aQuantive (Nasdaq: AQNT  ) released earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2006.

  • On both the top and bottom lines, aQuantive beat Street estimates.
  • Margins fell as a result of acquisitions, though management says that it expects to recover some of the shortfall as operations are integrated.
  • For the first quarter, executives expect net income to be between $6 million and $7.5 million and revenue to be between $118 million and $123 million.

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  • Omnicom (NYSE: OMC  )
  • Publicis Groupe (NYSE: PUB  )
  • WPP Group (Nasdaq: WPPGY  )

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Fool by Numbers is designed to give you the raw earnings information in a timely fashion, putting all the numbers you need in one easy-to-read place. But at The Motley Fool, we believe numbers tell only part of the story, so check for more of our in-depth discussion of what the numbers mean.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 1,494 out of more than 22,700 in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to Rule Breakers. Tim owns shares of Interpublic and will be buying shares of aQuantive when disclosure rules allow. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.

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