Pandora Tops Q1 Forecast
Internet radio service Pandora Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue of $80.8 million -- up 58% from a year ago, while posting a widening loss of 12 cents per share. Excluding a one-time charge, it would have had a loss of 9 cents a share. The results topped Wall Street expectations of a loss of 17 cents a share on revenue of $74.4 million. Ad sales accounted for the bulk of Pandora’s revenue -- at $70.6 million, up 62% -- while subscriptions and other income sources made up the remaining $10.2 million. Total listener hours grew 92% to approximately 3.09 billion in the quarter, nearly doubling from 1.6 billion in the year-earlier period. The company has nearly a 6% share of total U.S. radio listening and a 71.7% share of top 20 U.S. Internet radio services.