His revenues Netflix grew in the final quarter compared with the same period previous year by more than a quarter to almost $ 4.2 billion.
The company's stock price didn't react well to the news, dropping as much as 4.6% on Friday.
Better than expected especially in the regions outside of the American home market, where Netflix won 7.3 million additional customers.
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Netflix Inc. shares took a break from their 50 percent rocket ride of recent weeks after the company said sales growth slowed last quarter.
Netflix reported its Q4 earnings on Thursday, whiffing slightly on revenue but beating company guidance and Wall Street estimates for global paid net subscriber additions. Overall, paid memberships grew 26% year-on-year for the quarter and Netflix gained 29 million subscribers in 2018, adding to a total that stood at 110.64 million in 2017.
The video streaming pioneer's shortfall in revenue expectations disappointed investors looking for a bigger payoff from the company's recent decision to raise prices as much as 18 percent for its USA customers.
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Profit for the fourth quarter came to 30 cents a share, beating the 24-cent average of analyst estimates.
The massive audience range still doesn't paint a definitive picture of how many people are watching Netflix's content, though, as the numbers rely on subscriber households and not the actual number of viewers.
Netflix's original series and films, including post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box, helped draw nearly nine million new subscribers to the streaming service in the fourth quarter.
That's because worldwide growth will be a key driver for Netflix's continued dominance of the streaming video industry in the future. Netflix forecasts that in Q1 of 2019 another 10 million subscribers will join the fray but that isn't a guarantee.
Price of the platform's basic plan rose 1 dollar to 8.99 dollars a month while the premium plan rose to 15.99 dollars. And the company said it had a series with these films gradually similar success as with the TV.
In Thursday's extended session, Netflix shares dropped 3.8% to $339.70. "FCF burn and the possibility of pricing related churn hitting the 2Q domestic subscribers are a slight concern but ultimately we view int'l sub growth as the main driver of the stock; we reiterate our Buy rating, and raise our PO to $450 from $440 for faster penetration assumptions in our valuation model".