On Wednesday afternoon, Netflix (NFLX) released its first quarter financial results. Here’s what the results mean for mutual fund investors.
Inside the Results
The company reported earnings of $23.7 million, or 38 cents per share, down from $53.1 million, or 86 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding special items, EPS was 77 cents, compared to 72 cents last year. Analysts expected to see EPS of 69 cents.
Revenue increased to $1.57 billion from $1.27 billion. Analysts expected to see $1.57 billion in revenue.
Subscribers Are Growing, And So Are Shares
One of the highlights from Netflix’s latest earnings report was its surprising growth in international subscribers. Despite growing competition, the company has been able to grow its customer base.
While its subscribers are growing at a rapid speed, so are its shares. Shares of NFLX are up nearly 60% in 2015 and nearly 65% in the last 12 months.
Mutual Funds to Watch
Investors interested in NFLX may be interested in the funds listed below. These funds currently have the largest stakes in the company.
|PRGFX||VT. Rowe Price Growth Stock||1.70%|
|VTSMX||Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Index||1.65%|
The Bottom Line
The funds listed above allow investors to gain exposure to NFLX while remaining diversified. Investors interested in Netflix may also be interested in Amazon (AMZN) and Time Warner Cable (TWC).
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