Why Is Babylon (BBLN) Stock Down 57% Today?


  • Babylon (BBLN) stock is falling alongside a weak Q1 earnings report.
  • The company missed earnings per share and revenue estimates for the quarter.
  • It also announced details of a plan to go private.
BBLN Stock - Why Is Babylon (BBLN) Stock Down 57% Today?

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Babylon (NYSE:BBLN) stock is falling on Wednesday after the health services company revealed earnings and a plan to go private.

Starting with that earnings report, Babylon’s diluted EPS came in at -$2.53. That’s wider than the -$2.47 per share that Wall Street was expecting. It’s also worse than the -$1.71 per share reported in the same period of the year prior.

Not helping matters is the company’s revenue of $311.13 million. Yet again, that’s below analysts’ estimate of $336.88 million for the quarter. However, it is up 16.8% year-over-year from $266.45 million.

Investors will also note that Babylon has pulled its outlook for the full year of 2023, as well as its mid-2024 guidance. This is due to that going private plan mentioned above.

BBLN Stock Going Private

Babylon has announced an agreement with AlbaCore Capital LLP that will provide it with the funds needed to take the company private. This will see the firm provide it with up to $34.5 million for the plan. This will also see the two work together on the restructuring and recapitalization of the company.

With all of this news comes strong trading of BBLN stock today. As of this writing, more than 428,000 shares of the stock have been traded. That’s already well above its daily average trading volume of about 44,000 shares.

BBLN stock is down 56.7% as of Wednesday morning following today’s earnings and going private news.

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