Earnings To Watch: Squarespace (SQSP) Reports Q1 Results Tomorrow

Kayode Omotosho /
2023/05/08 4:20 am EDT

Website and ecommerce tools provider Squarespace (NYSE:SQSP) will be reporting results tomorrow before market open. Here's what to look for.

Last quarter Squarespace reported revenues of $228.8 million, up 10.3% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 2.99%. It was a solid quarter for the company, with very strong guidance for the next year.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Squarespace's revenue to grow 12% year on year to $232.8 million, slowing down from the 15.7% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.07 per share.

Squarespace Total Revenue

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 has a history of exceeding Wall St's expectations, beating revenue estimates every single time over the past two years on average by 1.69%.

Looking at Squarespace's peers in the sales and marketing software segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. GoDaddy delivered top-line growth of 3.32% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.49% and BigCommerce reported revenues up 8.64% year on year, exceeding estimates by 0.4%. GoDaddy traded flat on the results, BigCommerce was up 2.96%. Read our full analysis of GoDaddy's results here and BigCommerce's results here.

There is still much uncertainty in the markets. The Federal Reserve's hawkish stance on rates, meant to tame inflation, remains a key market narrative. There is an added wrinkle now with troubles in the banking sector, triggered by Silicon Valley Bank's fairly sudden and surprising collapse. Given these, the question is whether higher rates (which dampen economic activity) and potentially less lending from the overall banking sector will trigger a recession. While some tech stocks have recovered year-to-date, most are still well off their 52-week highs.  Squarespace is down 15.6% over the last month, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $29.4, compared to share price of $27.48.

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