American company Netflix, which supplies movies and TV series based on streaming media, reported that in the first quarter of this year, the number of new users of the service grew by a record 9 million 600 thousand paid subscribers. The indicator significantly exceeded the forecast of analysts who had expected an increase in the number of subscribers by 8 million 60 thousand people. Its net profit was 344 million dollars with revenue of 4.5 billion dollars. Earnings per share rose to 76 cents from 64 cents per share a year earlier. The company also announced that, according to its forecast, earnings in the second quarter would be 55 cents per share, which is 85 cents lower than the same period last year. The forecast disappointed analysts, who had expected 99 cents per share. Against this background, Netflix shares lost 5% on Wednesday.