Skype's $US100m IPO Filing Gives A Peek Under The Hood

Skype wants to raise $US100 million in an IPO. That's all well and good, but the fun part is what Skype had to reveal about itself in order to ask for all that money. Fun Skype facts ahoy!

So what have we learned from the filing? Well, Skype's 560 million registered users have spent 95 billion minutes video and voice chatting. And of that 560 million, less than a quarter are active, and only 8.1 million are actual paying users, each of whom spends an average of $US96 per year.

Still, that's enough to be profitable to the tune of $US115.8 million - not bad for a service only 6 per cent of users pay for. [SEC via All Things D]

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