Yahoo Inc reported a modest uptick in first-quarter revenue and beat Wall Street's profit targets, as the Web company moves to revamp its growth under new Chief Executive Scott Thompson.

Shares of Yahoo, which closed Tuesday's regular trading session at $15.01, were trading up at $15.30 in after hours trading on Tuesday.

Yahoo said it earned net income of $286 million, or 23 cents a share, in the three months ended March 31, versus $223 million, or 17 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for EPS of 17 cents.

Yahoo said it expects net revenue in the second quarter to range between $1.03 billion and $1.14 billion.

Once one of the Web industry's pioneering companies, Yahoo has seen its growth stunted in recent years amid competition from Google and Facebook.

Thompson, the former president of PayPal who took the reins in January, announced plans earlier this month to lay off 14 percent of Yahoo's staff and to reorganize the management structure.

Investors are looking for more details of Thompson's strategic plans during Yahoo's conference call with analysts on Tuesday afternoon.

The company's net revenue, which excludes payments to partners, totaled $1.077 billion in the first quarter, compared to $1.064 billion in the year ago period. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for net revenue of $1.06 billion.

(Reporting By Alexei Oreskovic; editing by M.D. Golan)