Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOT) Announces Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.17 EPS

Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOTGet Rating) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported ($0.85) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.68) by ($0.17), Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $2.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. Spotify Technology had a return on equity of 3.02% and a net margin of 0.68%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.23) earnings per share.

Spotify Technology Price Performance

SPOT stock traded down $3.29 during trading on Thursday, hitting $113.32. 85,439 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,397,862. Spotify Technology has a 1 year low of $89.03 and a 1 year high of $305.60. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $105.39 and its two-hundred day moving average is $133.80. The stock has a market cap of $21.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -158.10 and a beta of 1.79.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities research analysts have commented on SPOT shares. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Spotify Technology from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $101.00 to $124.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of Spotify Technology from $150.00 to $145.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday. Truist Financial reduced their price objective on shares of Spotify Technology from $210.00 to $150.00 in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Evercore ISI reduced their price objective on shares of Spotify Technology from $235.00 to $230.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of Spotify Technology from $150.00 to $145.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $186.67.

Institutional Trading of Spotify Technology

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SPOT. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Spotify Technology by 142.4% during the 1st quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC now owns 3,071 shares of the company’s stock valued at $464,000 after acquiring an additional 1,804 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Spotify Technology by 19.8% in the 1st quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 4,909 shares of the company’s stock worth $741,000 after purchasing an additional 811 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Spotify Technology by 6.3% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,046,153 shares of the company’s stock worth $611,049,000 after purchasing an additional 241,026 shares during the period. Cibc World Market Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Spotify Technology by 22.4% in the 1st quarter. Cibc World Market Inc. now owns 4,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $728,000 after purchasing an additional 883 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Spotify Technology by 68.6% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 190,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,735,000 after purchasing an additional 77,379 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.36% of the company’s stock.

Spotify Technology Company Profile

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Spotify Technology SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides audio streaming services worldwide. It operates through Premium and Ad-Supported segments. The Premium segment offers unlimited online and offline streaming access to its catalog of music and podcasts without commercial breaks to its subscribers.

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