"With most expenses long paid, it’s also creating an impressive amount of profit. AOL’s “membership” group—which includes the dialup access business—generated about one-third of the company’s $607 million in sales last quarter, but an oversized amount of its operating profit: $143 million of “adjusted OIBDA” (operating profit from its core business, before accounting adjustments), compared to $122 million total for the company.AOL still has 2.3 million dialup subscribers—and they’re very profitable - Quartz
Expect the subscriber base to continue to shrink, as wireless broadband continues to build. But much like Yahoo’s search business, for now AOL can enjoy its vintage cash machine."
Thursday, August 07, 2014
AOL still has 2.3 million dialup subscribers—and they’re very profitable - Quartz
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