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Akamai Aspires to Greater Growth: Fool by Numbers

On Wednesday, Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM  ) released earnings for the second quarter ended June 30.

  • Although our table reports data in GAAP, the content-delivery specialist prefers to exclude stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash charges in giving guidance.
  • On that basis, Akamai booked $0.30 in per share earnings during Q2, up 50% year over year.
  • Revenue also climbed by more than 50%. But free cash flow declined because of higher capital expenditures. Capex spent on network infrastructure such as servers rose by 138%.
  • That doesn't seem to bother investors. The professional and amateur stock pickers following Akamai in our Motley Fool CAPS investor-intelligence database give it four out of five stars.

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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 owned shares of Akamai at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.

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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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