A quick reality check on the economics of Netflix

Netflix has done a great job of adding streaming-only subscribers and losing disc subscribers, to the point that, at the end of 2012, it had more than three times as many paying domestic streaming subscribers as paying domestic disc subscribers.

And, of course, that has to be treat for Netflix financially, right? It gets rid of all that postage?

So here’s the quick reality check–come up with your answer without actually, you know, looking it up.

How much more profitable is Netflix’ domestic streaming operation than its domestic DVD operation?

[I mention domestic because, if you include international streaming…well, let’s not go there just yet.]

For those disinclined to actually check the spreadsheet, I’ll add the answer on Monday.

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