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McAfee adds over half a million subscribers in Q2

The security company reported double-digit growth in revenue, DTC subscribers and profitability for the quarter.
Written by Stephanie Condon, Senior Writer on

Security company McAfee on Tuesday published second-quarter financial results, adding more than half a million core Direct to Consumer subscribers in the quarter. 

Second-quarter diluted earnings, including both continuing and discontinued operations, came to 21 cents per share. Net revenue was $467 million, reflecting a growth of 22% year-over-year. 

Analysts were expecting earnings of 18 cents per share on revenue of $433.99 million.

"We are very pleased with our team's execution this quarter," said Peter Leav, McAfee's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Not only did McAfee deliver another solid quarter with revenue, DTC subscribers, profitability and cash flow from operations growing double-digits, but did so while simultaneously closing the transaction to sell the Enterprise Business...  We look forward to continuing our journey as a pure-play consumer business."

McAfee in Q2 completed the sale of its Enterprise Business for $4 billion in cash. Meanwhile, it added 556 000 DTC subscribers, bringing its total number of subscribers to 19.4 million. A year earlier, the company had 16.6 million core DTC subscribers. 

McAfee also, in Q2, signed a multi-year extended agreement with Samsung to deliver consumer security solutions to Samsung device users.

For the third quarter, McAfee expects revenue between $461 million and $467 million.

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