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Akamai Technologies Reports Q2 Results, Provides Muted Growth Outlook

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) reported its Q2 results, with EPS of $1.35 coming in better than the Street estimate of $1.31. Revenue was $903 million, slightly better than the Street estimate of $899 million.
Delivery performance was weak (down 11% year-over-year) on moderating traffic, recent renewals, and FX headwinds.
Key points from the earnings announcement include (1) delivery traffic is expected to be muted for several quarters and, to reduce costs, Akamai is now turning away some customers with extreme peak traffic, (2) Linode commentary was encouraging, (3) security deceleration suggests continued slowdown in more established products, and (4) guide doesn’t assume an improving macro and commentary suggested worsening environment in some markets (e.g., Europe).

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