Netflix claims opportunity 'gigantic' as growth disappoints

Netflix is due to report earnings after the close on Monday

For the entire second quarter, it expects to add 3.2 million subscribers overall, boosting its global total to almost 102 million. On the other hand, the lack of big-budget productions boosted net income.

Sacred Games, a Netflix original series in India, was also used an example of an worldwide show Netflix is producing that is Hollywood-level quality.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that analysts had predicted that Netflix would add 5.49 million new users in the first quarter. Analysts predict that Netflix will post $1.11 earnings per share for the current year. This forecast offers a glimpse of Netflix's (NFLX) market opportunity in the region. Its stock rose $1.90 to $149.15 in Monday's extended trading, even though subscriber growth during the first quarter came in slightly below management forecasts.

The company gained approximately 5 million subscribers during the first three months of the year and expects to end March with 98.7 million customers in roughly 190 countries.

In the company's statement to shareholders, CEO Reed Hastings dismissed the possibility of following in the footsteps of Amazon, Twitter and other companies by expanding into the live streaming of sporting events. While Wall Street estimated to add 364,000 in the US and 2 million internationally. Revenue was projected to increase 35 percent year over year to $2.64 billion in the first quarter.

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The Los Gatos, Calif. -based company reported net subscription additions of 4.94 million for the quarter, falling shy of its guidance.

Netflix, a company that has long concentrated on on-demand, commercial-free viewing, is going to continue its efforts in that area, rather than expanding in the direction of live, ad-supported programming. But now he's "super-excited" about Netflix's signing up its 100 millionth customer over the coming weekend. "If you don't own it because you think Netflix was spending too much money to invest in said growth, you still feel the same way".

Netflix's marketing budget has almost doubled over the past few years from $607,186 in 2014 to a forecast of more than $1 billion this year.

The earnings beat was due to the change in timing of "House of Cards", which helped push costs into the second quarter, boosting operating margins from January through March and reducing them in the second quarter.

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