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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 8.60
YHOO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. YHOO: 8.60 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.66   Max: No Debt
Current: 8.6

Equity to Asset 0.64
YHOO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. YHOO: 0.64 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.64

0.64
0.97
Interest Coverage 41.20
YHOO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. YHOO: 41.20 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 9999.99
Current: 41.2

1.43
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.82
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.15
YHOO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. YHOO: 6.15 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -64.29   Max: 28.88
Current: 6.15

-64.29
28.88
Net-margin (%) 166.35
YHOO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. YHOO: 166.35 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -57.14   Max: 79.12
Current: 166.35

-57.14
79.12
ROE (%) 43.83
YHOO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. YHOO: 43.83 )
YHOO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.99   Max: 29.12
Current: 43.83

-38.99
29.12
ROA (%) 31.56
YHOO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. YHOO: 31.56 )
YHOO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.84   Max: 24.75
Current: 31.56

-33.84
24.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.11
YHOO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.42 vs. YHOO: 16.11 )
YHOO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -131.11   Max: 375.9
Current: 16.11

-131.11
375.9
Revenue Growth (%) -1.90
YHOO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. YHOO: -1.90 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 200
Current: -1.9

-8.9
200
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.60
YHOO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. YHOO: 3.60 )
YHOO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.6   Max: 84.8
Current: 3.6

-14.6
84.8
EPS Growth (%) 12.50
YHOO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. YHOO: 12.50 )
YHOO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 142.3
Current: 12.5

-38.3
142.3
» YHOO's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

YHOO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 327,937 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,535,407 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,700 sh (New)
George Soros 200,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,287,706 sh (+13384.9%)
Paul Tudor Jones 492,951 sh (+3371.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,513,636 sh (+321.45%)
Chase Coleman 9,001,451 sh (+12.52%)
Murray Stahl 69,146 sh (+3.31%)
PRIMECAP Management 606,800 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 735,940 sh (-2.47%)
Pioneer Investments 4,330,511 sh (-15.16%)
Daniel Loeb 8,000,000 sh (-50%)
Steven Cohen 2,515,231 sh (-66.81%)
RS Investment Management 54,700 sh (-92.75%)
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Q1 2014

YHOO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 3,014,082 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 9,688,844 sh (+285.21%)
RS Investment Management 79,320 sh (+45.01%)
Murray Stahl 77,300 sh (+11.79%)
Steven Cohen 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 584,800 sh (-3.63%)
Mario Gabelli 663,005 sh (-9.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 438,281 sh (-11.09%)
George Soros 150,000 sh (-25%)
Pioneer Investments 2,900,553 sh (-33.02%)
Louis Moore Bacon 309,424 sh (-86.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 71,315 sh (-95.29%)
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Q2 2014

YHOO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 522,200 sh (New)
John Burbank 562,003 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 759,119 sh (+145.33%)
Pioneer Investments 3,353,637 sh (+15.62%)
Mario Gabelli 670,365 sh (+1.11%)
Murray Stahl 77,426 sh (+0.16%)
Steven Cohen 904,400 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 580,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 524,800 sh (-10.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 141,785 sh (-67.65%)
RS Investment Management 7,020 sh (-91.15%)
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Q3 2014

YHOO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Pacific Advisors 3,000,000 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 9,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
George Soros 5,052,412 sh (New)
John Burbank 7,480,868 sh (+1231.11%)
RS Investment Management 83,920 sh (+1095.44%)
Mario Gabelli 713,600 sh (+6.45%)
John Burbank 50,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 524,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 350,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 75,113 sh (-2.99%)
Pioneer Investments 1,751,422 sh (-47.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,127 sh (-80.87%)
Steven Cohen 96,800 sh (-89.3%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Yahoo! Inc

Daniel Loeb Comments on Yahoo - Jul 30, 2013

Equity Position: Yahoo (YHOO)

Last week, we sold approximately two-thirds of our stake in Yahoo. In addition, the three Third Point nominees to the company's Board of Directors –Daniel Loeb, Harry Wilson, and Michael Wolf – submitted their resignations as required by the settlement agreement ending our proxy contest in 2012. We continue to hold approximately 20 million shares and the investment's IRR is just over 50%since inception.

Since Third Point initiated its position, over $15 billion of value has been created, growing the company's market cap from $15 billion to $30 billion today, while over $5.2 billion of cash has been returned to shareholders. Since Third Point made "The Case for Alibaba" in our original investment presentation, our Fourth Quarter 2011 Investor Letter, and on our valueyahoo.com shareholder advocacy website, consensus Wall Street estimates for Alibaba's value have increased from $20 billion to over $80 billion. In addition, and consistent with our views on Japan, Yahoo Japan's value has also more than doubled during this period.

In governance and leadership terms, Yahoo's Board is far stronger, with over 90% new members. This Board's hire, Marissa Mayer, has done an outstanding job transforming the company and has surrounded herself with new, high-caliber leaders. Yahoo has increased engagement and seen a surge of talent return to the company. Momentum around new products – particularly for mobile – has increased dramatically.

We are pleased with our contribution to Yahoo since we became involved and believe the company will continue to thrive under Ms. Mayer's leadership.

From Third Point's second quarter 2013 letter.
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 6.70
YHOO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 135.40 vs. YHOO: 6.70 )
YHOO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.63   Max: 17480
Current: 6.7

4.63
17480
P/B 1.38
YHOO's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. YHOO: 1.38 )
YHOO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 9.49
Current: 1.38

1.04
9.49
P/S 11.27
YHOO's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. YHOO: 11.27 )
YHOO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 19.78
Current: 11.27

1.82
19.78
PFCF 70.89
YHOO's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 70.89 )
YHOO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 96.24
Current: 70.89

9.3
96.24
EV-to-EBIT 126.14
YHOO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 82.11 vs. YHOO: 126.14 )
YHOO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2716.8   Max: 1224.8
Current: 126.14

-2716.8
1224.8
PEG 0.26
YHOO's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 0.26 )
YHOO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 56.11
Current: 0.26

0.13
56.11
Shiller P/E 21.88
YHOO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 21.88 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.36   Max: 613.2
Current: 21.88

14.36
613.2
Current Ratio 2.87
YHOO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. YHOO: 2.87 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 33.37
Current: 2.87

1.41
33.37
Quick Ratio 2.87
YHOO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. YHOO: 2.87 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 33.37
Current: 2.87

1.41
33.37

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.61
YHOO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. YHOO: 1.61 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 128.78
Current: 1.61

1.28
128.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.52
YHOO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 1.52 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 7.16
Current: 1.52

0.76
7.16
Price/Median PS Value 2.02
YHOO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. YHOO: 2.02 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 32.19
Current: 2.02

0.42
32.19
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.26
YHOO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 0.26 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 15.09
Current: 0.26

0.21
15.09
Price/Graham Number 0.69
YHOO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YHOO: 0.69 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 133.55
Current: 0.69

0.55
133.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
YHOO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. YHOO: 0.80 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 6.2
Current: 0.8

0.1
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.72
YHOO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. YHOO: 38.72 )
YHOO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 68.5
Current: 38.72

-3.4
68.5

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:YHO.Germany, YHOO.Mexico, YHOO.Argentina, YHOO.Chile, YHOO.Switzerland
Yahoo! Inc was incorporated in 1995 and is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a global technology company. It offers search, content and communication on mobile phone, tablet or desktop. Advertisers can build their businesses through advertising to targeted audiences on its online properties and services (Yahoo Properties) and a distribution network of third party entities who integrate its advertising offerings into their Websites or other offerings. The Yahoo Search serves as a starting point to navigate the Internet and discover information that matters to users, offering rich search results ranked and organized based on their relevance to the query. Yahoo Answers enables users to seek, discover and share knowledge and opinions across mobile phones, tablets and desktop. Yahoo Mail connects users to the people and things that are important to them across mobile phones, tablets and desktop. Yahoo Messenger is an instant messaging service that provides an interactive and personalized way for users to connect, communicate and share experiences on a real-time basis. Yahoo.com brings together the relevant content—including Yahoo original content and partner content—curated from across the Web. Its homepage is optimized across mobile phones, tablets and desktop. My Yahoo is a customizable homepage that gives registered users the ability to create, configure and easily modify their custom page with news and information from around the Web. Yahoo Weather provides users with real-time weather conditions and information for their favourite cities and locations and is available on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. Yahoo News provides original, premium, partner, and syndicated news via text, photos, and video to engage users with wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis into topical news events. Yahoo Sports serves one of the largest audiences of digital sports enthusiasts in the world. Yahoo Finance provides a comprehensive set of financial data, information, and tools that help users make informed financial decisions. Yahoo Entertainment and Lifestyles is a collection of properties focused on emerging trends and information in popular culture, women's issues, and media. Yahoo Celebrity, Movies, TV and Music are destinations for celebrity gossip, movie, music, and TV premiers, and awards coverage. The Company provides original, premium and third-party news, finance, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle video content distributed in contextually relevant experiences across Yahoo Properties. Flickr is a web and mobile photo management and sharing service that makes it easy for users to upload, store, organize, and share their photos. Flickr offers all members one terabyte of free storage. Tumblr offers a web service and mobile applications (particularly on the iOS and Android platforms) that allow users to create and share content of all kinds—including images, video, audio, and text, and to follow their interests and
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