torstensson.com, channeling Swedish business weekly Affärsvärlden, points out that Skype’s annual revenues are in the $70 million range.
> Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennström shed some light on the company’s revenue. Skype has 51 million registered users and more than 2 million customers. Registered users are growing 130,000 per day. …More interesting was the information about Skype’s monthly revenue per user. According to Niklas Zennström Skype’s has income of “a couple of few dollars per month per customer”. Assuming that a couple of dollars equals three dollars, Skype has annual revenue of $72+ million.
Given that Skype started offering pay services in April 2005, I guess it should be more like $24 million or so. It might be on track to do $72 million in its first year. Update: Rick points out that the SkypeOut has been live for more than a year. My bad!