Meta in Freefall as Profits Halved and Lowers Guidance

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook shares were savaged around 20% to levels last seen in July 2016. META reported third quarter revenue and EPS missed as it posted a net profit of $4.39 billion, or $1.64 a share, down from $9.2 billion, or $3.22 a share last year. META also warning going forward. This was the fourth quarter in a row Meta’s bottom line has fallen. The company hasn’t experienced such a slump since the fourth quarter of … Continue reading “Meta in Freefall as Profits Halved and Lowers Guidance”

Alphabet Earnings Growth Continues to Slow as YouTube Revenue Falls

Internet giant Alphabet, owner of Google reported worse than expected third quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. $GOOG total growth of 6% was the weakest period of expansion since 2013, other than one period during the pandemic. Google advertising, which includes search and YouTube ads again continued to lose momentum with the economy receding and uncertainty denting cloud and YouTube revenues. Revenue at YouTube actually declined when analysts were expecting growth of about 3%. Alphabet Reported ThirdQuarter Earnings After the Close … Continue reading “Alphabet Earnings Growth Continues to Slow as YouTube Revenue Falls”

Meta First Ever Decline in Revenue with Tik Tok Competition and Soft Digital Advertising

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook reported worse than expected second quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB guiding lower, and revenue and EPS missed as it posted a net profit of $6.7 billion for the second quarter, the third quarter in a row Meta’s bottom line has fallen. The company hasn’t experienced such a slump since the fourth quarter of 2012. Q2 daily active user base rose to 1.97 billion users. Up from 1.96 billion three months ago. … Continue reading “Meta First Ever Decline in Revenue with Tik Tok Competition and Soft Digital Advertising”

Alphabet Earnings Growth Slows as Advertising Loses Momentum

Internet giant Alphabet, owner of Google reported worse than expected second quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. $GOOG reported the slowest quarterly sales growth in two years. Google advertising, which includes search and YouTube ads lost momentum with the economy receding and uncertainty denting cloud and YouTube revenues. Alphabet Reported ThirdQuarter Earnings After the Close Tuesday $1.21 Missed $1.32 EPS Forecast and $69.69B Missed$70 billion Forecast Conference call: 4:30 p.m. Earnings Alphabet second-quarter revenue was $69.69 billion, up 13% from … Continue reading “Alphabet Earnings Growth Slows as Advertising Loses Momentum”

Levi Strauss Earnings Watch, Market Share Gains Boosting Apparel Margins

Iconic American blue jean maker Levi Strauss & Co. reports second quarter earnings after the market closes on Thursday, July 7th. $LEVI posted improved earnings and revenue for the first quarter ended in February. Levi Strauss has benefited from growth in its direct-to-consumer and e-commerce businesses, though it has had to confront inflation and supply chain constraints. Analysts are projecting revenue of $1.43Billion and EPS of $0.23. Earnings Preview Levi Strauss & Co. NYSE: LEVI Report Earnings After Close Thursday … Continue reading “Levi Strauss Earnings Watch, Market Share Gains Boosting Apparel Margins”

Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook reported better than expected first quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB guiding lower, and revenue missed but beat on EPS. Daily active users, which declined in the fourth quarter for the first time, bounced back a bit from 1.93 billion to 1.96 billion. $FB was up 15.1% after earnings, the stock fell 26% after the dismal Q4 results. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: $FB) Reported Earnings After Close Wednesday $2.72 beat EPS $2.56 expected … Continue reading “Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%”

Meta Platforms Stock Plummets 25% as Earnings Meet Reality

Social media beast Metal Platforms (nee. Facebook) reported dismal fourth quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB missed EPS estimates and issued downside 1Q22 revenue. It wasn’t lost on the market the negative divergence versus that of GOOG and raised a red flag for Twitter (TWTR) Snap (SNAP) and Pinterest (PINS).  The uncertainty from Apple IOS changes are still weighing heavily on FB’s advertising. Full functionality of the metaverse may be years away, if ever. It is essential for FB to turn its advertising … Continue reading “Meta Platforms Stock Plummets 25% as Earnings Meet Reality”

The Trade Desk Soars After Earnings Avoid Headwinds That Hit Social Media Digital Advertising Space

Digital advertising placement firm Trade Desk shares soared 21.5% after better than expected third quarter earnings. Relief came as $TTD avoided headwinds that plagued the social media industry in Q3, hitting Snap, Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and Roku with underwhelming reports Earnings The Trade Desk Net income totaled $59.4 million, or 12 cents a share, up from $41.2 million, or 8 cents a share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings hit 18 cents a share, up from 13 cents a year earlier … Continue reading “The Trade Desk Soars After Earnings Avoid Headwinds That Hit Social Media Digital Advertising Space”

Alphabet Earnings Deliver as Google Search Advertising Picks Up With Travel Activity

Internet giant Alphabet, owner of Google reported better than expected in third quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. Google advertising, which includes search and YouTube ads, exhibited accelerating momentum with the the economy and travel returning as did cloud and YouTube revenues.

Facebook Issues $50 Billion Buyback Among Troubled Earnings Release

Social media beast Facebook reported mixed third quarter earnings after the close Monday. $FB guiding inline and warning on uncertainty from Apple IOS changes that saw $SNAP lose 26% last week. Launched $50 Billion Buyback program as transitions from social media company to a metaverse company in coming years. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: $FB) Report Earnings After Close Monday $3.22 Beat $3.17 EPS AND $29.01 Bil Beat $29.45 billion Revenue Forecast Earnings release: after market; conference call: 5 p.m. Facebook Q3 … Continue reading “Facebook Issues $50 Billion Buyback Among Troubled Earnings Release”