Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

By | February 24, 2010 | 7 Comments


Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial ResultsEarlier this week, Opera Software has revealed their Q4 2009 financial results. Some of the highlights are:

Opera Mobile: 47 new models in 2009, shipments of 4.2 million.
Opera Mini: 172 new models in 2009

Opera Desktop: Users up 37% since 4Q08 (up 11% vs3Q09)
• Revenue up 20% (up 37% on constant currency basis)
• Successful launch of Opera 10 and 10.10
• Users up 125% since 4Q07 to approximately 46 million in December 2009
• Strong user growth, particularly in Russia and Indonesia
• Extended Google search agreement until 1Q 2012

Opera Mini: Users up 159% since 4Q08
• Continued development of revenue models
• Expect more meaningful revenue in 2010
• Successful launch of Opera Mini 5 Beta
• Users up 575% since 4Q07 to 46.3 million in December 2009
• Strong growth around the globe, including 200%+ growth in India, China and Indonesia
• Signed new search deal with Google

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

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  • Dels

    It’s true that we in Indonesia was one of the biggest Opera user base (beside Rusia) for both Desktop and Mobile (Mobile + Mini). Cheers for Opera

  • nobody

    webkit stole opera’ OEM market.

    adobe HAD opera as their rendering engine, now they use webkit. more and more mobile/tv/settopbox runtimes use webkit instead of opera engine. to be honest, i havent heard of any new presto implementation.

    i expect this channel of revenue to dry out this year completely.

    it is funny, that after years of neglecting desktop, Opera realised that it is time to invest in it, as world is running away faster and faster.

    they wont make it to the ballot screen with polished 10.50. so they will waste oportunity their own complaint created. opera 10.10 isnt a worty contender

    not ‘supporting’ html5 video (that is what average joe understands from this codec debacle) isnt helping opera either. same as continious ‘doesnt work’ issues with flash, silverlight, java, gears and miriad other plugins.

    and btw. they are a bit misleading about impact of strong currency. opera pays electricity bills in NOK, but buys hardware in usd. half of their staff lives in EU or is paid in EUR/USD anyway. this impact was there, but for sure it wasnt as big.

    • http://www.pneumatig.com.pl pneumatyka

      You love to complain, he?
      You are so grumpy, that I assume you must be very old man.
      How old are you? Eighty?
      :P

    • nvm

      Opera is just shifting focus to operators in order to increase profitability. If you remember Nokia, their Webkit endeavors have been complete failures, so that doesn’t seem to work too well for everyone. And if you haven’t heard about any new Presto shipments you haven’t really been paying attention. Opera has been on several phones from companies like HTC lately. And they have said that more are coming up.

      The Windows ballot screen won’t be rolled out for real until mid-March, which gives them plenty of time to finish 10.5.

      And they are not being misleading about currency. The NOK was amazingly weak a year ago, and amazingly strong now. Take away the currency effect, and Opera is growing very nicely.

      Opera themselves are saying that most expenses are in NOK, and most revenue in USD and EUR. Maybe you should pay attention instead of making assumptions for once :D

    • Crackerflack

      LOL @ n

      webkit stole opera’ OEM market

      Actually, it’s Opera that dumped OEMs to go more for the major network operators. OEMs only lead to one time engineering revenue, then licensing. With operators, Opera not only gets money licenses, but also revenue sharing deals, and bigger contracts with more products involved.

      Also, operators can tell phone manufacturers what browser to use. So OEMs will end up using Opera anyway :D

      more and more mobile/tv/settopbox runtimes use webkit instead of opera engine

      It’s more that Opera doesn’t have the resources to accept all these contracts that are flowing in. Opera has lots of contracts with major STB and TV manufacturers, though.

      i expect this channel of revenue to dry out this year completely

      That’s because you aren’t paying attention. Opera is going straight to the major operators instead of OEMs.

      But actually, some of Samsung’s new high-end handsets use Opera’s widgets and browser.

      it is funny, that after years of neglecting desktop, Opera realised that it is time to invest in it, as world is running away faster and faster.

      What are you talking about? They have been investing in desktop since the day the company was formed. Oh, wait, you think “adding features I don’t personally want” equals “not investing in desktop”? LOL. Have you any idea how many major contracts Opera’s widgets have brought them.

      same as continious ‘doesnt work’ issues with flash, silverlight, java, gears and miriad other plugins.

      Flash works fine. As does Java. No one uses Silverlight.

      and btw. they are a bit misleading about impact of strong currency. opera pays electricity bills in NOK, but buys hardware in usd. half of their staff lives in EU or is paid in EUR/USD anyway. this impact was there, but for sure it wasnt as big.

      Ignorance is bliss. Most of Opera’s expenses are payroll expenses. Most of Opera’s staff is in Norway. Most of their expenses are in NOK.

  • Somebody

    No article about Opera 10.5 Beta 2 ?

    • bingo007

      yup.it was released several hours ago.