Home services online marketplace ANGI (NASDAQ: ANGI) reported results in line with analyst expectations in Q4 FY2021 quarter, with revenue up 15.7% year on year to $415.8 million. Angi made a GAAP loss of $25.7 million, down on its loss of $13.3 million, in the same quarter last year.
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Angi (ANGI) Q4 FY2021 Highlights:
- Revenue: $415.8 million vs analyst estimates of $415.3 million (small beat)
- EPS (GAAP): -$0.05
- Free cash flow was negative $37.8 million, compared to negative free cash flow of $49.7 million in previous quarter
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 75.2%, down from 85.9% same quarter last year
- Domestic Customer Service Requests : 6.89 million, down 330 thousand year on year
Created by IAC’s mergers of Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor, ANGI (NASDAQ: ANGI) operates the largest online marketplace for home services in the US.
The iPhone changed the world, ushering in the era of the “always-on” internet and “on-demand” services - anything someone could want is just a few taps away. Likewise, the gig economy sprang up in a similar fashion, with a proliferation of tech-enabled freelance labor marketplaces, which work hand and hand with many on demand services. Individuals can now work on demand too. What began with tech enabled platforms that aggregated riders and drivers has expanded over the past decade to include food delivery, groceries, and now even a plumber or graphic designer are all just a few taps away.
Angi's revenue growth over the last three years has been mediocre, averaging 14.2% annually.
This quarter, Angi reported a moderate 15.7% year on year revenue growth, roughly in line with what analysts expected.
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As a gig economy marketplace, Angi generates revenue growth by a combination of the volume of services users order and how much commission it earns.
Over the last two years the number of Angi's service requests, a key usage metric for the company, grew 3.69% annually to 6.89 million users. This is a bit slower growth than what we see in some of the hottest consumer apps.
Unfortunately, in Q4 the number of service requests decreased by 330 thousand, a 4.56% drop year on year.
Key Takeaways from Angi's Q4 Results
Since it has still been burning cash over the last twelve months it is worth keeping an eye on Angi’s balance sheet, but we note that with a market capitalization of $4.27 billion and more than $428.1 million in cash, the company has the capacity to continue to prioritise growth over profitability.
We struggled to find many strong positives in these results. On the other hand, there was a decline in number of users and the revenue growth was quite weak. Overall, this quarter's results were not the best we've seen from Angi. The company is down 9.9% on the results and currently trades at $8 per share.
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