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Wayfair stock pops as Q1 profitability, revenue surpass analyst estimates

Published 05/02/2024, 07:34 AM
Updated 05/02/2024, 09:50 AM
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Wayfair (NYSE:W) saw its shares jump more than 14% Thursday after the e-commerce company reported earnings per share (EPS) and revenue that surpassed analyst estimates in the fiscal Q1 2024.

The company posted Q1 loss per share of $0.32, slightly outperforming analyst predictions of a loss per share of $0.33. Revenue was reported at $2.7 billion, exceeding the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $75 million, a significant improvement from a $14 million loss year-over-year, and slightly above the $73.8 million estimate.

The adjusted EBITDA margin was 2.7%, slightly below the expected 2.76%.

Gross margin increased to 30% from 29.6% in the same period last year, though it fell short of the anticipated 30.6%.

The number of orders delivered remained steady year-over-year at 10 million, surpassing the estimate of 9.64 million.

"The first quarter ended on an upswing," said Niraj Shah, CEO, co-founder, and co-chairman of Wayfair.

"Our revenue was down just under 2% year-over-year for Q1, which marks our sixth straight quarter of share gain. Shoppers are increasingly choosing Wayfair, with year-over-year active customer growth once again positive and accelerating compared to last quarter."

Following the report, analysts at KeyBanc said the "results were better than expected, primarily from better revenue, despite an industry backdrop that is still challenging."

The "results align with comments we heard at the High Point Market about a still soft industry backdrop, but with digital outperforming stores," added KeyBanc.

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