What Happened to the Snap Stock Price Today?
- A strong first-quarter earnings report from Snap (NYSE:SNAP) sent SNAP stock higher Friday.
- The social media company’s Q1 numbers topped the Street’s revenue and profit expectations.
- Snap Inc. management also delivered an above-consensus second-quarter guide.
Why It Happened
- Snap’s first-quarter report was as stellar as they come: adding 15 million DAUs in the quarter, equal to 22% year-over-year growth.
- This is Snap’s best DAU growth rate since the pandemic began, meaning user growth is accelerating as the economy normalizes.
- ARPU rose 36% year-over-year, marking the best ARPU growth rate since the second quarter of 2019.
- Revenues rose 66% — the fastest revenue growth rate since Q4 2017.
- Gross margins rose 70 basis points, a continuation of steady gross margin expansion trends.
- Adjusted EBITDA margins improved a whopping 18 percentage points, and Snap is now on the cusp of becoming profitable every single quarter.
- The first-quarter guide calls for revenue growth to accelerate to 83%, and for adjusted EBITDA improvements to continue in a big way.
- From head to toe, it was an excellent quarter. No wonder SNAP stock popped in response.
Does It Matter?
- This stellar earnings report matters a ton.
- There was some fear out there that Snap’s robust 2020 growth trajectory was going to flatten out in the new year as the economy reopens and consumers go back outside.
- We’ve long argued this is not the case. At its core, Snap is a sharing app. The more consumers do things — like go to bars, restaurants, and on vacations — the more they’ll use Snap to share those things. We see Snap as a big winner in the economic reopening of 2021.
- Snap’s first-quarter numbers strongly corroborate our thesis. The company is adding more users and seeing strong engagement with its app today, than at basically any point during the pandemic.
- With ad spending rebounding and Snap also doing everything possible to create innovative new ad formats, Snap is in a great position to see its growth trajectory meaningfully improve throughout the year.
- We like SNAP stock for 2021.
SNAP Stock Price Forecast
- The consensus sell-side price target on SNAP stock is about $80.
- We actually think shares are worth closer to $100, which is where the highest targets on the Street currently sit.
- Over the next 12 months, SNAP stock should trend towards $100, behind a combination of sustained big user growth, accelerating ARPU growth, and continued profit margin expansion.
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On the date of publication, Luke Lango did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.
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