better-than-expected (non-GAAP) earnings of $420 million, or 38 cents per share.
Oh, so it's cool to treat non GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) as hard facts now? Awesome, then I'm declaring $5 billion in earnings this day alone. See? I wrote $5 billion on this post-it note, so it must be true! I'll wait until Yahoo releases the numbers that came from actual accounting work, and not the CEO playing around in excel.
Dynamically binding, you realize the magic. Statically binding, you see only the hierarchy.