Airbnb reports $3.89 billion loss in first quarterly report since IPO but beats revenue expectations

Non permanent rental booking company Airbnb’s inventory bounced around, up as essential as 4% and down as essential as 1%, in after-hours shopping and selling on Thursday because the company posted rising losses and a decline in earnings and bookings in its fourth-quarter earnings.

Right here’s what they reported:

  • Revenue: $859 million vs. $748 million forecast by Refinitiv
  • Loss per share: $11.24

CNBC does no longer compare reported earnings to Wall Facet street estimates for an organization’s first characterize as a public company, as unsure share counts can skew expectations.

The corporate posted a earn loss of $3.89 billion within the fourth quarter. That modified into down 1,005% from a loss of $352 million a twelve months prior. Airbnb attributed essential of the loss to costs linked to the company’s initial public offering in December.

Revenue fell to $859 million, down 22% twelve months over twelve months from $1.11 billion. Fourth-quarter earnings modified into additionally down nearly 36% from $1.34 billion within the third quarter.

The corporate additionally announced that it is staring at for the twelve months-over-twelve months decline in first-quarter earnings will probably be lower than that of the decline the company saw within the fourth quarter. Airbnb acknowledged it anticipates that twelve months-over-twelve months comparisons for unsuitable booking mark and nights and experiences booked within the first quarter will probably be larger than these a twelve months prior but decrease than the first quarter of 2019.

The corporate acknowledged it continues “to accept small visibility for growth trends in 2021 given the region in figuring out the tempo of vaccine roll-outs and the linked impact on willingness to commute.”

Airbnb counted 46.3 million nights and experiences booked within the fourth quarter, down 39% twelve months over twelve months. That figure modified into down 25% from the 61.8 million nights and experiences booked within the third quarter.

Frightening booking mark modified into $5.9 billion, down 31% twelve months over twelve months. Frightening booking mark modified into additionally down bigger than 26% from $8 billion within the third quarter.

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