I think they are attempting to send a message to stock holders. That is, "We are profitable, wouldn't you like to take a bigger chance?" In other words, reinvest in us, we have things to do and need your money to get there. You will recieve a return on investment.
I believe that's the only way to talk to Wall Street. Public pronouncements are merely heresay. Demonstrating the profit in the future now, gets them what thy want in the long run.