Streaming radio platform Pandora just released its second quarter earnings, and they largely beat the street’s expectations. Total revenue increased 58 percent year-over-year to $162 million. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.04.
Analysts expected revenue of $156 million and non-GAAP earnings of $0.02 per share. On both count, Pandora managed to beat those numbers.
Yet, the big elephant in the room is iTunes Radio. Over the past seven days, most analysts expected Pandora to report stronger revenue and profit than expected. It was indeed the case but this second quarter represents the last quarter before the introduction of iTunes Radio.
As the company notes, $116 million out of its $162 million reported revenue comes from its mobiles apps, or 71.6 percent. iOS is one of the two major platforms for Pandora, and it will now have a very similar product offering in the ‘Music’ apps.
Shares are now down 10 percent in after-hours trading.
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