In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. Netflix, Inc. reports financial results, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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Netflix on Monday reported that its number of subscribers climbed more than expected, topping 100 million worldwide and sending shares in the leading on-demand television service soaring.Netflix shares leapt more than 10 percent to $178.48 in after-market trades that followed release of earnings figures showing the Silicon Valley-based company added 5.2 million subscribers in the recently ended quarter to raise the total to 103.95 million for its streaming service.Most of the subscriber growth came from outside the U.S., where Netflix has invested heavily in establishing itself as a global television service.Netflix ended the quarter with slightly more than half of subscriptions coming from outside the U.S., a first for the company.Profit was up 61 percent to $66 million, Netflix said.
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