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What To Expect From The RealReal’s (REAL) Q1 Earnings


Jabin Bastian /
2022/05/09 7:47 am EDT
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Secondhand luxury marketplace The RealReal (NASDAQ: REAL) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after market close. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter The RealReal reported revenues of $145.1 million, up 68.2% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 7.47%. It was an impressive quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and a very optimistic guidance for the full year. The company reported 797 thousand paying users, up 22.9% year on year.

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This quarter analysts are expecting The RealReal's revenue to grow 37.9% year on year to $136.3 million, improving on the 26.6% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.52 per share.

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Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates four times over the last two years.

Looking at The RealReal's peers in the consumer internet segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Etsy delivered top-line growth of 5.19% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 0.79% and Airbnb reported revenues up 70.1% year on year, exceeding estimates by 3.88%. Etsy traded down 11.7% on the results, and Airbnb was up 5.5%. Read our full analysis of Etsy's results here and Airbnb's results here.

The technology sell-off has been putting pressure on stocks since November and consumer internet stocks have been swept alongside with it, with share price down on average 20.9% over the last month. The RealReal is down 23.9% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $14, compared to share price of $5.23.

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The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.