Shopify reports Q3 adj. EPS 4c, consensus (2c)
Reports Q3 revenue $270.1M, consensus $257.85M. Subscription Solutions revenue grew 46% to $120.5 million. This increase was driven primarily by growth in Monthly Recurring Revenue, driven primarily by an increase in the number of merchants joining the Shopify platform. Merchant Solutions revenue grew 68%, to $149.5 million, driven primarily by the growth of Gross Merchandise Volume, or GMV, as well as by strong growth in Shopify Capital and Shopify Shipping, each of which doubled over last year's third quarter. MRR as of September 30, 2018 was $37.9 million, up 41% compared with $26.8 million as of September 30, 2017. Shopify Plus contributed $9.2 million, or 24%, of MRR compared with 20% of MRR as of September 30, 2017. GMV for the third quarter was $10.0 billion, an increase of $3.6 billion, or 55% over the third quarter of 2017. Gross Payments Volume grew to $4.1 billion, which accounted for 41% of GMV processed in the quarter, versus $2.4 billion, or 37%, for the third quarter of 2017. Gross profit dollars grew 50% to $149.7 million as compared with the $100 million recorded for the third quarter of 2017. Operating loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $31.4 million, or 12% of revenue, versus a loss of $12.7 million, or 7.4% of revenue, for the comparable period a year ago.