Bumble shares shot up 35% this morning: what’s fuelling the stock?


Bumble shares shot up 35% this morning: what’s fuelling the stock?

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Wajeeh Khan

May 12, 2022

Bumble Inc reports better-than-expected results for its fiscal Q1.

The dating app reiterated its guidance for the full-year revenue.

Bumble Inc shares are up more than 35% on Thursday morning.

Bumble Inc shares (NASDAQ: BMBL) are up more than 35% this morning after the dating app reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter and reiterated its guidance for the full year.

Key takeaways from Bumble Inc Q1 results

Earned $23.9 million in Q1 versus the year-ago figure of $323.4 million.Per-share earnings of 13 cents were much worse than last year’s $1.69.Revenue jumped 24% to $211.2 million, as per the earnings press release.FactSet consensus was for 12 cents of EPS on $208.3 million in revenue.ARPPU climbed YoY from $19.99 to $22.76 in the recent financial quarter.Bumble app added 134K paying users, bringing the total to 1.8 million (31% up).The company had 3.0 million “total” paying users by the end of its first quarter.

Bumble attributed the YoY decline in profit to income tax benefit of $2.40 million only in Q1 versus $436.6 million a year ago. The stock is still down 30% year-to-date.

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Bumble Inc full-year revenue guidance

Bumble expects the Ukraine war to result in a $20 million hit to revenue. Still, it reiterated its full-year guidance for $934 million to $944 million in revenue – in line with experts’ forecast. In the earnings press release, CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd said:

Bumble App drove substantial revenue growth across the U.S. and international markets. Our compelling brands, product leadership, and operational excellence position us well to capture a growing share of the global dating market.

In March, BMO analyst Daniel Salmon said Bumble could be a $48 stock, that represents a 100% upside from here.

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