Earnings results often give us a good indication what direction the company will take in the months ahead. With Q1 now behind us, let’s have a look at Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) and its peers.
Businesses must meet their customers where they are, which over the past decade has come to mean on social networks. In 2020, users spent over 2.5 hours a day on social networks, a figure that has increased every year since measurement began. As a result, businesses continue to shift their advertising and marketing dollars online.
The 4 social networking stocks we track reported a mixed Q1; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 2.85%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 3.76% above consensus. Investors abandoned cash burning companies since high interest rates will make it harder to raise capital, but social networking stocks held their ground better than others, with the share prices up 4.56% since the previous earnings results, on average.
Created with the idea of virtually replacing paper catalogues, Pinterest (NYSE: PINS) is an online image and social discovery platform.
Pinterest reported revenues of $602.6 million, up 4.82% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.68%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a decent beat of analyst estimates but slow revenue growth.
“I’m proud of how our team is continuing to execute,” said Bill Ready, CEO of Pinterest.
Pinterest achieved the fastest revenue growth of the whole group. The company reported 463 million monthly active users, up 6.93% year on year. The stock is down 11.2% since the results and currently trades at $24.2.
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Best Q1: Nextdoor (NYSE:KIND)
Helping residents figure out what's happening on their block in real time, Nextdoor (NYSE:KIND) is a social network that connects neighbors with each other and with local businesses.
Nextdoor reported revenues of $49.8 million, down 2.41% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 8.34%. It was a strong quarter for the company, with an impressive beat of analyst estimates and a very optimistic guidance for the next quarter.
Nextdoor achieved the strongest analyst estimates beat among its peers. The company reported 42.4 million daily active users, up 15.5% year on year. The stock is up 16.3% since the results and currently trades at $2.36.
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Weakest Q1: Snap (NYSE:SNAP)
Founded by Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy, and originally called Picaboo, Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) is an image centric social media network.
Snap reported revenues of $988.6 million, down 6.97% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 2.19%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with declining revenue and a miss of the top line analyst estimates.
Snap had the weakest performance against analyst estimates and slowest revenue growth in the group. The company reported 383 million daily active users, up 15.4% year on year. The stock is down 6.02% since the results and currently trades at $9.84.
Famously founded by Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard dorm, Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META ) operates a collection of the largest social networks in the world - Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, along with its metaverse focused Facebook Reality Labs.
Meta reported revenues of $28.6 billion, up 2.64% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 3.57%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with a very optimistic guidance for the next quarter but slow revenue growth.
The company reported 3.81 billion monthly active users, up 4.67% year on year. The stock is up 19.2% since the results and currently trades at $249.5.
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