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Promising Q1 results for Roblox as a public company

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
11 May 2021
The gaming app for kids that gained popularity during the pandemic revealed its first earnings report since it became a publicly traded company in March

Roblox’s revenue was up 140% from a year ago, the figures coming in at $387 million. Still, it had a loss per share of 46 cents, more than 0.21 cents expected. The company’s net loss for Q1 was $134.2 million. 

Moreover, in the first quarter, its daily active users rose to 42.1 million, marking a 79% increase from last year. This led to a 98% increase of hours spent by users on the platform to 9.7 billion. Overall, it translated to $652.3 million in booking, up 161% year over year.

Roblox expects its revenue to reach a high of $145 million for the second quarter, up approximately 138% from April 2020.

After the news hit the wires, Roblox stock price gained 5%. Excluding its latest gain, the stock price fell 0.8% since the beginning of the year, while USA500 went up about 11.9%.

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Sources: cnbc.com, finance.yahoo.com

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books. 

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