Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUnited Online Inc
IN THE NEWS

United Online Inc

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
August 3, 2005 | Alex Pham
Internet service provider United Online Inc. posted higher revenue but lower profit for its second quarter ended June 30. Sales at the Westlake Village company, which operates NetZero, Juno and Classmates.com, were $131.5 million, up 19% from the same quarter a year earlier. Sales were driven by an increase in the number of United Online subscribers, which rose 138,000 to 6.3 million. Net income fell 13% to $10.7 million, or 17 cents a share, from $12.3 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
May 29, 2007 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
United Online Inc. is preparing for life after dial-up. The Woodland Hills Internet service provider still gets two-thirds of its revenue and most of its profit from providing Internet access -- mostly through the dial-up connections it helped pioneer with its low-cost NetZero and Juno brands. Tech experts have long said that the market for dial-up Internet access is dying, but its staying power surprises even United Online's chairman and chief executive, Mark R. Goldston.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
August 5, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
United Online Inc., the owner of the Juno and NetZero Internet-access services, predicted that its third-quarter revenue would be lower than analysts had estimated. Its shares fell 23% in after-hours trading. Revenue for the third quarter is forecast to be $109 million to $112 million, company spokesman Peter Delgrosso said Wednesday. The average forecast from analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call was $119.2 million.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2007
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. reported a narrower loss for its first quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, when it recorded $225 million in expenses for stock paid to Howard Stern. The net loss narrowed to $144.7 million, or 10 cents a share, compared with $458.5 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier. Revenue at the New York company rose 61% to $204 million. -- United Online Inc.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2005 | From Reuters
United Online Inc., a low-cost Internet service provider, on Wednesday said its quarterly earnings for quarter rose, boosted by a tax benefit. The Woodland Hills company said its fourth-quarter net income rose to $80.2 million, or $1.26 a share, from $24.4 million, or 35 cents, a year earlier. Excluding a $68.6-million tax benefit, United Online posted earnings of $11.6 million, or 18 cents a share, in the most recent quarter.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2003 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Discount Internet service provider United Online Inc. posted its second straight profitable quarter Thursday at a time when the major full-priced ISPs are struggling. The Westlake Village company said it earned $4.7 million, or 11 cents a share, in its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31, contrasted with a loss of $15.7 million, or 41 cents, in the same period a year ago. Revenue increased to $66 million from $48 million. United Online offers limited dial-up service for free and charges $9.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2004 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
United Online Inc., the discount Internet service provider, said Monday that its first-quarter profit rose 77% and raised projections for the year as it continued to win dial-up subscribers despite an industrywide move to faster broadband connections. Best known for its NetZero and Juno offerings, United Online earned $12.4 million, or 18 cents a share, in the first three months of the year, a sharp rise from $7 million, or 10 cents a share, in the same period last year.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2005 | From Reuters
Low-cost Internet service provider United Online Inc. said quarterly profit fell, but revenue rose 21% from non-Internet access business such as online advertising. The Woodland Hills-based company posted a first-quarter profit of $11.5 million, or 18 cents a share, compared with $12.4 million, or 18 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose to $130.5 million. It added 214,000 subscribers in the quarter, ending the period with 6.2 million.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2007
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. reported a narrower loss for its first quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, when it recorded $225 million in expenses for stock paid to Howard Stern. The net loss narrowed to $144.7 million, or 10 cents a share, compared with $458.5 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier. Revenue at the New York company rose 61% to $204 million. -- United Online Inc.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2006
* United Online Inc. hired former Advertising.com executive Jeremy Helfand to lead the Internet company's sales efforts. The Woodland Hills company said Helfand would oversee the unit that sells advertising for its NetZero, Juno, BlueLight and Classmates services. * Primedex Health Systems Inc. of Los Angeles said it would buy Radiologix Inc. of Dallas for $82.5 million in cash and stock to become the largest U.S. operator of diagnostic imaging centers. * Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2005 | Alex Pham
Internet service provider United Online Inc. posted higher revenue but lower profit for its second quarter ended June 30. Sales at the Westlake Village company, which operates NetZero, Juno and Classmates.com, were $131.5 million, up 19% from the same quarter a year earlier. Sales were driven by an increase in the number of United Online subscribers, which rose 138,000 to 6.3 million. Net income fell 13% to $10.7 million, or 17 cents a share, from $12.3 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2005 | From Reuters
Low-cost Internet service provider United Online Inc. said quarterly profit fell, but revenue rose 21% from non-Internet access business such as online advertising. The Woodland Hills-based company posted a first-quarter profit of $11.5 million, or 18 cents a share, compared with $12.4 million, or 18 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose to $130.5 million. It added 214,000 subscribers in the quarter, ending the period with 6.2 million.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2005 | From Reuters
United Online Inc., a low-cost Internet service provider, on Wednesday said its quarterly earnings for quarter rose, boosted by a tax benefit. The Woodland Hills company said its fourth-quarter net income rose to $80.2 million, or $1.26 a share, from $24.4 million, or 35 cents, a year earlier. Excluding a $68.6-million tax benefit, United Online posted earnings of $11.6 million, or 18 cents a share, in the most recent quarter.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2004 | Michael Hiltzik
At the offices of United Online Inc. in Woodland Hills, they're still basking in the glow of having scored on AOL. "They're trying to compete with us in a segment that they used to call a fool's errand," Mark R. Goldston, the beefy 49-year-old who has run the low-cost Internet access provider since joining its predecessor in 1999, says with a chuckle.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2004 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Discount Internet provider United Online Inc. said Monday that its third-quarter profit vaulted 42%, but the company signed up far fewer subscribers for its pay services in the face of competition from Time Warner Inc.'s America Online and Earthlink Inc.'s PeoplePC. Woodland Hills-based United Online, best known for its NetZero and Juno offerings, said it gained 9,000 new customers for its core dial-up Internet access service in the quarter -- compared with 173,000 last year.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2006
* United Online Inc. hired former Advertising.com executive Jeremy Helfand to lead the Internet company's sales efforts. The Woodland Hills company said Helfand would oversee the unit that sells advertising for its NetZero, Juno, BlueLight and Classmates services. * Primedex Health Systems Inc. of Los Angeles said it would buy Radiologix Inc. of Dallas for $82.5 million in cash and stock to become the largest U.S. operator of diagnostic imaging centers. * Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
United Online Inc., the owner of the Juno and NetZero Internet-access services, predicted that its third-quarter revenue would be lower than analysts had estimated. Its shares fell 23% in after-hours trading. Revenue for the third quarter is forecast to be $109 million to $112 million, company spokesman Peter Delgrosso said Wednesday. The average forecast from analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call was $119.2 million.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2004 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
United Online Inc., the discount Internet service provider, said Monday that its first-quarter profit rose 77% and raised projections for the year as it continued to win dial-up subscribers despite an industrywide move to faster broadband connections. Best known for its NetZero and Juno offerings, United Online earned $12.4 million, or 18 cents a share, in the first three months of the year, a sharp rise from $7 million, or 10 cents a share, in the same period last year.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|