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Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $331 million



CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-- Second quarter revenue of $331 million, up 20 percent year-over-year -- GAAP net income of $44 million, down 8 percent year-over-year; or $0.24 per diluted share, down 4 percent year-over-year -- Normalized net income* of $78 million, up 18 percent year-over-year; or $0.43 per diluted share, up 23 percent year-over-year Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $331 million, a 20 percent increase over second quarter 2011 revenue of $277 million.

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Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the second quarter of 2012 was $44 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, an 8 percent decrease from second quarter 2011 GAAP net income of $48 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, and a 2 percent increase from first quarter 2012 GAAP net income of $43 million, or $0.24 per diluted share.

The Company generated normalized net income* of $78 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012, an 18 percent increase over second quarter 2011 normalized net income of $66 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, and a 3 percent increase from the prior quarter normalized net income of $75 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.)

"Akamai's very strong second quarter results were driven on the top line by increased adoption of our cloud infrastructure solutions as well as continued growth of content delivery solutions," said Paul Sagan, President and CEO of Akamai. "Our bottom line performance was the result of significant benefits we have begun to realize from improvements we are making to scale our network operations."

Adjusted EBITDA* for the second quarter of 2012 was $143 million, up 13 percent from $126 million in the second quarter of 2011, and flat with the prior quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin* for the second quarter was 43 percent, down 2 points from the prior quarter and down 3 points from the same period last year. (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.)

Cash from operations was $150 million in the second quarter of 2012, or 45 percent of revenue. At the end of the second quarter of 2012, the Company had just over $1 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

Sales through resellers and sales outside the United States accounted for 21 percent and 27 percent, respectively, of revenue for the second quarter of 2012.

Share Repurchase Program

During the second quarter of 2012, under a share repurchase program that was approved by the Board of Directors in April 2011 and expanded in May 2012, the Company repurchased approximately 2 million shares of its common stock for $67 million, at an average price of $30.78 per share. As of June 30, 2012, the Company had repurchased 20 million shares of its common stock for $558 million, at an average price of $27.27 per share since April 2009.

The Company had approximately 178 million shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2012.

Quarterly Conference Call

Akamai will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET that can be accessed through 1-800-291-5365 (or 1-617-614-3922 for international calls) and using passcode No. 94771540. A live Webcast of the call may be accessed at www.akamai.com in the Investor section. In addition, a replay of the call will be available for one week following the conference through the Akamai Website or by calling 1-888-286-8010 (or 1-617-801-6888 for international calls) and using passcode No. 25706113.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM) providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

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