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Skillz (SKLZ) Reports Q1: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Earnings


Jabin Bastian /
2023/05/08 5:05 am EDT
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Mobile game developer Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market hours. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter Skillz reported revenues of $42.7 million, down 59.3% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 12.4%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with declining number of users and revenue. The company reported 235 thousand monthly active users, down 61.5% year on year.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Skillz's revenue to decline 52.5% year on year to $44.4 million, a significant deceleration compared to the 11.7% year-over-year decrease in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.07 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 Skillz's peers in the consumer internet segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint what we can expect. Revolve's revenues decreased 1.37% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 3.63% and Uber reported revenues up 28.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.42%. Revolve traded down 8.35% on the results, Uber was up 7.18%. Read our full analysis of Revolve's results here and Uber's results here.

Tech stocks have been facing declining investor sentiment in 2022 and while some of the consumer internet stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 4.71% over the last month. Skillz is down 5.81% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $0.9, compared to share price of $0.64.

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