Before Yahoo! reports its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, we have a number of questions for the company’s management and board. If you have your own questions for Yahoo!’s leadership, we’d like to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]
|1.||How does Yahoo!’s proposed operating plan differ substantively from those of the last 3 CEO’s?|
|2.||What are management’s financial targets for 2012?|
|3.||Should investors expect to realize the cost savings from the announced headcount reductions in Yahoo!’s operating profits, or will the savings be “reinvested” in Yahoo!’s latest operating plan?|
|4.||Does the previously announced headcount reduction represent the full extent of cost reductions investors should expect?|
|5.||What is management’s plan to address the display ad business?|
|6.||Please provide examples of the data driven product initiatives Mr. Thompson announced were coming “sooner rather than later”.|
|7.||What is the status of the sales force turnaround begun in mid-2011?
|8.||What is the status of these key initiatives announced last year:
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|9.||What is the latest assessment of the Microsoft search agreement’s progress?
|10.||What happened to the cost savings that the Microsoft search agreement was expected to provide?|
|14.||What is the status of the Alibaba Group discussions?
|15.||To the extent a rationalization of one or more Asian stakes is realized, what is Yahoo!’s plan for the proceeds?
|16.||To the extent a rationalization of one or more Asian stakes is realized what is Yahoo!’s approach to assets contributed to Yahoo! as part of a tax efficient transaction?
|17.||Please explain why Daniel S. Loeb, as a representative of Yahoo!’s largest outside investor, would not be a good steward of investor interests and a valuable addition to the Board.|
|18.||When will the 2012 shareholder meeting be held?|