Quarterly earnings results are a good time to check in on a company’s progress, especially compared to other peers in the same sector. Today we are looking at Fiverr (NYSE:FVRR), and the best and worst performers in the gig economy group.
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.
The 4 gig economy stocks we track reported a mixed Q2; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 3%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 6.8% under consensus. Tech stocks have been under pressure as inflation makes their long-dated profits less valuable and gig economy stocks have not been spared, with share price down 17.2% since the previous earnings results, on average.
Slowest Q2: Fiverr (NYSE:FVRR)
Based in Tel Aviv, Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR) operates a fixed price global freelance marketplace for digital services.
Fiverr reported revenues of $85 million, up 12.9% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 1.85%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with an underwhelming revenue guidance for both the next quarter and the full year.
“We have built a great team and freelance marketplace over the past decade. In fact, Fiverr today is three times larger than the company we took public only three years ago,“ said Micha Kaufman, founder and CEO of Fiverr.
Fiverr delivered the weakest performance against analyst estimates and slowest revenue growth of the whole group. The company reported 4.2 million active buyers, up 5% year on year. The stock is down 18.3% since the results and currently trades at $30.25.
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Best Q2: Uber (NYSE:UBER)
Born out of a winter night thought: "What if you could request a ride from your phone?" Uber (NYSE: UBER) operates a global network of on demand services, most prominently ride hailing and food delivery, and freight.
Uber reported revenues of $8.07 billion, up 105% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 9.48%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and an impressive beat of analyst estimates.
Uber delivered the strongest analyst estimates beat and fastest revenue growth among its peers. The company reported 122 million paying users, up 20.7% year on year. The stock is up 16.6% since the results and currently trades at $28.70.
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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.
Angi reported revenues of $515.7 million, up 22.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 4.11%. It was a slower quarter for the company, with a declining number of users.
The company reported 8.49 million service requests, down 9.78% year on year. The stock is down 51% since the results and currently trades at $3.
Founded by Logan Green and John Zimmer as a long-distance intercity carpooling company Zimride, Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) operates a ridesharing network in the US and Canada.
Lyft reported revenues of $990.7 million, up 29.5% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a solid quarter for the company, with a strong top line growth.
The company reported 19.8 million paying users, up 15.8% year on year. The stock is down 16.2% since the results and currently trades at $14.60.
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