Yahoo has been under pressure for years to bolster its flagging core business — which include its search and content operations — and that has proven a difficult task for Mayer. In fact, Yahoo's board took bids on the sale of its core assets in recent days.
"Our board, our management team, and I are completely aligned on this top priority for shareholders," Mayer said of the pursuit of a potential sale.
Re/code reported earlier Tuesday that bidders included Verizon — whose interest had long been telegraphed — private equity firm TPG, and a joint offer from Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners.
According to The Wall Street Journal, most of the bids came in the range of between $4 billion and $8 billion.
On the "strategic alternatives" front, Yahoo said that its board has "formed a strategic review committee of independent directors to consider strategic alternatives for the company alongside its continued consideration of a reverse spin."
"Since the launch of the process in February, management has worked diligently with the committee and its independent legal and financial advisors to engage with interested strategic and financial parties," Yahoo said in its Tuesday release.
In December, the company shelved its planned spin-off of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Yahoo then said in February that it would consider a "reverse spin," wherein it would effectively separate its core assets from its Alibaba holdings.
The strategic review committee is "leading a well-run process to achieve the best possible outcome for our shareholders," Mayer said on Yahoo's earnings webcast, adding that her team is "moving expeditiously." In fact, she said, Yahoo management participates in daily calls and meetings with the committee.
"I personally believe that the right transaction could unlock tremendous value," the CEO added, explaining that strategic synergies and the separation of equity stakes (like that in Alibaba) from business operations could help shareholders.
Mayer also explained that her team has sought to run a "high-quality process designed to keep interested parties engaged," and that has included assembling data and compiling a management presentation.
"Our efforts to date reflect clear, decisive action to move forward quickly and in a way that we believe will yield enhanced value," she said, potentially responding to some complaints that her team may be dragged its feet on pursuing a sale.
She hinted that interested parties have included "some of the most well-known, respected names in the industry."
Concluding her statement on the strategic review, Mayer said the company does not intend to provide further comments or updates on specific details "to preserve the value and integrity of the process."
As part of her plan to build Yahoo's future, Mayer has pushed growth in "Mavens" — a term that stands for mobile, video, native and social operations. But mobile revenue has been relatively slow to expand, with even struggling Twitter exhibiting more growth.