CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2006. Revenue for the fourth quarter 2006 was $125.7 million, a 13 percent increase over the previous quarters revenue of $111.5 million, and a 52 percent increase over fourth quarter 2005 revenue of $82.7 million. Total revenue for 2006 was $428.7 million, a 51 percent increase over 2005 revenue of $283.1 million.
Akamais fourth quarter consolidated financial results include 18 days of activity from Nine Systems Corporation following the closing of Akamais acquisition of Nine Systems on December 13, 2006. Nine Systems contributed approximately $800,000 of revenue during the fourth quarter of 2006.
Akamais strong growth in the fourth quarter was fueled by increased demand for our services across our customer base, especially in the digital media and online commerce markets, said Paul Sagan, president and CEO of Akamai. With these fourth quarter results, we reached a run rate of more than half a billion dollars on the top line, a milestone on the way to our billion dollar goal, while we continued to expand profitability.
Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $20.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Full-year GAAP net income for 2006 was $57.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.
For purposes of year-over-year comparison of the Companys GAAP results, net income for 2005 included a non-cash, non-recurring benefit of $258.8 million, or approximately $1.65 per diluted share, primarily related to the recognition of the Companys net operating loss carryforward as a result of the release of a tax valuation allowance.