Roku revenue grew 20% year over year in the third quarter and beat Wall Street expectations.Roku said it experienced a rebound in video ads during the period.A video sign displays the logo for Roku, a video streaming firm, in Times Square after the company’s initial public offering at the Nasdaq Market in New York on Sept. 28, 2017.soared 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 loss of $122.2 million, or 88 cents per share, 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,” RokuRoku-branded smart TV’s come pre-installed with the Roku interface users would experience on an external plug-in Roku Streaming Player. headtopics.com
“Branded TVs also drove a higher portion of net adds in active accounts than the streaming players in international markets,” Roku Media President Charlie Collier said during Wednesday’s earnings call.ad slowdown”We had a solid rebound in video ads in the third quarter,” Collier said during the earnings call. “We expect year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter to be similar, but we remain cautious about the ad market recovery going forward.
Active accounts also beat the Street, coming in at 75.8 million for the quarter, compared with StreetAccount estimates of 75.33 million. That’s a net increase of 2.3 million active accounts from the previous quarter. headtopics.com
For the fourth quarter, Roku expects revenue of roughly $955 million, topping the $952 million expected by Wall Street, according to LSEG.