Roblox shares jumped as high as 5% in late-night trading following the announcement of the first earnings announcement since it was listed on an open public listing in March.
Here’s how the business did it:
- Loss of 46 cents per share
- Total revenue: $387million. An increase of 140% over the same period last year.
The net loss of the company during the period was $134.2 million.
The app for children’s gaming had increased in popularity in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic when schools were shut down, and sports teams were forced to stop playing. It was a huge success in its debut on the stock market in March when shares traded as low as $64.50, an increase of 43% from the last private funding round held in January.
Roblox (RBLX) trades for first time after direct listing
It was closed at $64 on Monday, just before the move after hours.
For the quarter that began at the beginning of 2018, the number of daily active users, also known as DAUs, grew to 42.1 million, up 79% from the previous year. Users have spent 9.7 billion hours online, which is up 98% year-over-year beginning in March 2021.
The result was $652.3 million in reservations, an increase of 161% over a year. If you look at the quarterly data, the average booking for an active day was $15.48, an increase of 46% year over year.
Since most of this platform’s content is free to access, buyers pay close attention to how Roblox makes money from its users. The faster the company can increase its average number of bookings per DAU, the better business’s performance.
The company also provided an early forecast regarding the second quarter as a result of April. Revenue ranged between $143 million, $145, and $143 million, an increase of about 138% from April of last year.
DAUs grew by 37 percent to 43.3 million in April 2020. The bookings ranged between $242 million and $245 million, which was up by 60%, which translates into the average DAU booking in the range of $5.59 and $5.66, approximately 16 percent.
Except after-hours, Roblox stock has dropped about 0.8 percent since the beginning of the year. In comparison, that of the S&P has risen.