Coinstar's first quarter revenues increased by 44% over the first quarter in 2006. A $20M increase in coin-counting revenue was offset by a $20M decrease in entertainment revenue. DVD rental revenue surged from $2M in 2007Q1 to $60M in 2008Q1.
Coinstar's stock fell after an analyst downgrade over concerns of DVD kiosks amidst slowing economy. Analysts worried about the sensitivity of the entertainment industry to economic downturns.