Yahoo’s shares gained up nearly 5 per cent after the results were released on Tuesday.
The fourth quarter closed the books on co-founder Jerry Yang’s fruitless 18-month stint as chief executive, with Carol Bartz taking over.
Yahoo’s fourth-quarter loss translated into 22 cents per share. It compared with a profit of 15 cents per share in the year-ago period, when Yahoo earned $206 million.
Revenue for the period dipped 1 per cent to $1.81 billion, though Yahoo said it would have risen 3 per cent if not for currency fluctuations. After subtracting advertising commissions, Yahoo’s revenue totalled $1.37 billion, matching analyst estimates.
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