• Netflix, Inc. is one of the world’s leading entertainment services with approximately 231 million paid memberships in over 190 countries.
  • Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices.
  • Recently Netflix Acquired World Leading Independent Animation Studio Animal Logic


Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX, LSE: 0QYI) is one of the world’s leading entertainment services with approximately 231 million paid memberships in over 190 countries. Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices.

Recent Developments

General Motors and Netflix Partner to Give EVs the Stage they Deserve1

02 February 2023; General Motors and Netflix are joining forces to give electric vehicles (EVs) the stage they  deserve, reflecting society’s increasing excitement about an all-electric future, starting with a launch spot, “EVs On Screen.”

As a result of the partnership, Netflix is supporting and educating creators, helping them to better understand how EVs can complement and enhance their stories. Over the course of the next year,  inspired by this partnership, GM EVs will be seen in select Netflix shows and films, including Love is Blind, Queer Eye and Unstable, which will feature the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and Cadillac LYRIQ respectively.

Netflix Acquires World Leading Independent Animation Studio Animal Logic2

20 July 2022; Netflix and Animal Logic announce that Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio. This acquisition will support Netflix’s animated film slate.

Animal Logic Entertainment, the producers behind Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 and The Shrinking of the Treehorns, will remain independent and continue to collaborate with iconic filmmakers and major studio partners to develop and produce elevated family entertainment with universal appeal.


Financial Highlights

Netflix, Inc. has reported its earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2022. The company reported sales of USD 31,615.55 million compared to USD 29,697.84 million a year ago. The net income was USD 4,491.92 million compared to USD 5,116.23 million a year ago.3

Consolidated revenues for the year ended December 31, 2022 increased 6% as compared to the year ended December 31, 2021, due to the 6% growth in average paying memberships and a 1% increase in average monthly revenue per paying membership.

For 2022, the company finished with 231M paid memberships and generated $32B of revenue, $5.6B in operating income, $2.0B of net cash from operating activities and $1.6B of free cash flow (FCF).


Company Overview

Netflix, Inc. is one of the world’s leading entertainment services with approximately 231 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume to watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.

The company operate as one operating segment. The company's revenues are primarily derived from monthly membership fees for services related to streaming content to its members.

As of December 31, 2022, the company had approximately 12,800 full-time employees located globally in 65 countries. Of these, approximately 9,000 (70%) were located in the United States and Canada, 2,000 (16%) in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, 400 (3%) in Latin America and 1,400 (11%) in Asia-Pacific. The company also have a number of employees engaged in content production.

Company History

Netflix started by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph with an idea to rent DVDs by mail.4

1997Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph have an idea to rent DVDs by mail. They test the concept by mailing themselves a DVD. The DVD arrives intact, and the idea for Netflix is born., the first DVD rental and sales site, is launched.
1999The Netflix subscription service debuts, offering members unlimited DVD rentals without due dates, late fees, or monthly rental limits.
2000A personalized movie recommendation system is introduced, using members’ ratings on past titles to accurately predict future choices.
2002Netflix makes its initial public offering (IPO), at a selling price of $1 a share under the NASDAQ ticker NFLX.
2003Netflix is issued a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to cover its subscription rental services as membership surpasses 1 million.
2005The Profiles feature launches, allowing members to create different lists for different users and/or different moods.
2006Membership grows to 5 million.
2007Streaming is introduced, allowing members to instantly watch series and films.
2008Netflix partners with consumer electronics brands to allow streaming on Xbox 360, Blu-ray players and TV set-top boxes.
2009After nearly three years and 40,000 submissions, the $1 million Netflix Prize is awarded to the team Bellkor's Pragmatic Chaos for improving the accuracy of recommendations by 10%. Streaming partnerships expand to internet connected TVs as membership surpasses 10 million. The Netflix Culture Deck is published.
2010Netflix arrives in Canada and streaming launches on mobile devices. The first dedicated kids experience debuts on streaming.
2011Netflix launches in Latin America and the Caribbean. The first Netflix button appears on remote controls.
2012Membership reaches 25 million members, and expands into the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic Countries. Netflix ventures into stand-up specials with 'Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same.'
2013House of Cards,' 'Hemlock Grove,' 'Arrested Development' and 'Orange Is the New Black' usher in the first slate of original series programming. 'House of Cards' goes on to win three Primetime Emmy awards - the first for an internet streaming service. The Profiles and My List features debut on streaming.
2014Membership surpasses 50 million and extends to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Netflix begins streaming in 4K Ultra HD.
2015The company's first original feature film ('Beasts of No Nation'), its first non-English original series ('Club de Cuervos') and its first Asian original ('Terrace House') debut. Membership extends to Australia, Cuba, Italy, Japan, Spain and New Zealand. Audio descriptions for the visually impaired launch with 'Daredevil.'
2016Netflix expands to 130 new countries, bringing the service to members in more than 190 countries and 21 languages around the world. The Download feature is added for offline and on-the-go viewing.
2017Membership hits 100 million members globally. Netflix wins its first Academy Award, for 'The White Helmets.' The introduction of interactive storytelling and the Skip Intro button gives members more choices to tailor their viewing experience.
2018Netflix is the most-nominated studio at the Emmys, winning 23 for series including 'GLOW,' 'Godless' and 'Queer Eye.' PIN protection is rolled out as part of several parental control enhancements.
2019Netflix wins four Academy Awards, for 'ROMA' and 'Period. End of Sentence,' and debuts its first original animated film with 'Klaus.' New production hubs open in London, Madrid, New York and Toronto. 'Bandersnatch' wins the first major Emmy for an interactive title.
2020Top 10 lists debut, allowing members to see what’s popular for the first time. Netflix is the most-nominated studio at the Academy Awards and Emmys. The Hardship Fund launches to aid creative community workers impacted by COVID-19, and two percent of its cash holdings move to financial institutions supporting Black communities.
2021Membership surpasses 200 million. Netflix releases its first-ever film and series diversity study, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, and announces plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022. Netflix launches mobile games.


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