Roku shares soar 17% on third-quarter revenue beat

Follow your favorite stocksA video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, in Times Square after the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market in New York, September 28, 2017.soared 17% in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected revenue for the third quarter.

Here’s how Roku performed for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with analyst estimates from LSEG, formerly known as Refinitiv:Roku reported a net loss of $330.1 million for the third quarter, or $2.33 per share, nearly triple the $122.2 million, or 88 cents per share, loss the company reported in the year-ago quarter.

But revenue was up 20% year over year, the company reported, largely driven by “strong performance in content distribution and video advertising, along with unit sales of Roku-branded TVs, which launched in March 2023,” RokuActive accounts also beat the Street, coming in at 75.8 million for the quarter, compared with StreetAccount estimates of 75.33 million.

For the fourth quarter, Roku expects revenue of roughly $955 million, topping the $952 million expected by Wall Street, according to LSEG.

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