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As with almost everything, timing is an important factor in the stock market. For instance, last year if your business was an e-commerce platform and you were taking it public just as the pandemic hit, chances are the stock could have caught a ride on investors’ love of all things related to online shopping. However, entering the public markets at the tail end of the boom and arriving into a different macro environment is an unfortunate turn of events.
Case in point: Since ContextLogic () went public at the end of last year, the share price had already been slashed in half - before Wish posted Q1 results on Wednesday. Then the stock sold off some more.
In Q1, the company actually delivered a beat on the top-line, generating revenue of $772 million, amounting to a 75.5% year-over-year increase and coming in ahead of the estimates by $28.94 million. There was a slight miss on the bottom-line as GAAP EPS of -$0.21 – came in $0.03 worse than the Street’s forecast.
MAUs (monthly active users) dropped by 7% year-over-year, while active buyers fell by 20% from the same period last year, a consequence of focusing on higher-LTV (lifetime value) buyers, management said.
The company’s weak guidance didn’t help matters, either. For Q2, Wish anticipates revenue between $715 and $730 million, indicating 2%-4% year-over-year growth, and even at the high end, below the Street’s $731 million estimate.
That said, while Deutsche Bank’s Kunal Madhukar calls the top-line beat “low-quality,” the analyst says Wish has a unique business proposition that “is still a work in progress.”
“We believe the path to becoming the ‘everyday eCommerce platform for the value conscious shopper’ could take time; not surprisingly, management is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the remainder of 2021. We recognize investor concerns around sustainable growth and TAM, as well as S&M spend and long-term profitability targets; yet, with the shares trading at a significant discount to peers, we think these risks likely are already priced in,” the 5-star analyst opined.
To this end, Madhukar rates WISH a Buy along with a $22 price target. The implication for investors? Upside of 144% from current levels. (To watch Madhukar’s track record, )
Overall, Madhukar’s assessment is close to that of his colleagues’. The analyst consensus rates the stock a Strong Buy, based on 6 Buys and 2 Holds. The average price target sits just below Madhukar's, and at $21.86 suggests shares will gain 142% over the next 12 months. (See WISH stock analysis on TipRanks)
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