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Q2 2023 Earnings Preview
What to Keep Your Eye on
Welcome back to the Wolf of Harcourt Street Newsletter.
Last Friday was the last day of June, and also wrapped up the second quarter of the year. This week, the finance teams will have been busy closing the books, finalising the results and get everything ready to share with the market starting at the end of this month.
Before all of the mayhem kicks off, I wanted to share a heads-up on what I’ll be paying attention to this earnings season. I'll be keeping a close eye on both the financial and the non-financial indicators that can impact a company's performance.
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In the table below, I have pulled together a financial snapshot of the revenue and adjusted EPS consensus estimates for 10 stocks in my portfolio that I am most interested in this earnings season. The stock market is a forward looking mechanism and these estimates represent what the market has priced in today. Generally speaking, any deviations from these expectations will cause a fluctuation in the stock price.
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Key Performance Indicators
What? Azure revenue growth.
Why? Azure growth is a good gauge for the potential performance of cloud-based stocks.
What? Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV).
Why? Last quarter MELI reaccelerated GMV growth. How has this trend developed.
What? AWS revenue growth.
Why? Useful metric that can be used to compare performance to other Hyperscalers to determine overall market positioning.
What? Nights and Experiences Booked.
Why? Predictor of future demand and revenue.
What? Family daily active people (FDAP).
Why? This will be the last quarter before the impact of Threads (Zuck’s Twitter) will be reported.
What? Dollar Based Net Retention Rate (DBNRR).
Why? Can the DBNRR of +130% for the past three years be sustained.
What? Digital Entertainment Quarterly Paying Users.
Why? Has the trend worsened or steadied.
What? Gross Payment Volume (GPV).
Why? Is Cash App GPV continuing to outpace Square ecosystem GPV.
What? Total Payment Volume (TPV).
Why? Was the reaccelerating growth in TPV last quarter a once or can it be sustained.
What? Customers with $100K+ Annual Recurring Revenue.
Why? More large customers diversifies current revenue concentration.
What are some of the stocks and metrics that you have your eye on this earnings season?
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