Why Is Applied Digital (APLD) Stock Down 6% Today?


  • Applied Digital (APLD) stock is down Friday with its latest earnings report.
  • The data center company missed EPS and revenue estimates for the quarter.
  • APLD’s CEO noted the company faced challenges during the period.
APLD Stock - Why Is Applied Digital (APLD) Stock Down 6% Today?

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Applied Digital (NASDAQ:APLD) stock is falling on Friday following the release of the data center company’s earnings report for its fiscal third quarter of 2024.

The bad news for APLD stockholders starts with the company’s adjusted earnings per share of -24 cents. That’s much worse than the -7 cents per share that Wall Street was expecting. It’s also a significant setback compared to the -1 cent per share from the same period of the year prior.

Also not helping matters is Applied Digital’s revenue of $43.35 million in fiscal Q3 2024. That’s another miss next to analysts’ revenue estimate of $51.92 million, despite it increasing 208% year-over-year from $14.09 million.

Wes Cummins, chairman and CEO of Applied Digital, said this in the earnings report:

“During the quarter, Applied Digital encountered several challenges that impacted our financial performance due to facility power outages in our datacenter hosting business. Despite these short-term setbacks, we made significant progress with our key growth initiatives in the development of our Cloud Services business and the establishment of our special purpose built 100 MW HPC datacenter in Ellendale.”

APLD Stock Movement Today

Investors aren’t happy about these latest earnings results from Applied Digital. That has shares of APLD stock falling 5.5% as of Friday morning. That builds on a 55.9% decrease year-to-date as of Thursday’s close.

With today’s drop in price comes roughly 216,000 shares of APLD stock changing hands. That’s well below its daily average trading volume of about 3.5 million shares.

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