Dropbox beats expectations in first quarterly earnings

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi celebrate the launch of Dropbox's initial public offering. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Dropbox's first quarterly earnings as a public company are not too shabby: it posted $0.08 earnings per share, beating estimates of $0.05, and $316.30 million in revenue, beating estimates of $309.2 million.

Why it matters: Dropbox, which offers storage and collaboration services, took a long time to go public, in part to give the company time to whip its business into shape, which it seems to have done.