Shopify Stock Momentum is Backed by Whopping $2.3 Billion Black Friday Sales

Shopify stock price soared more than 4% in the past five days to the $1000 mark as Black Friday sales of $2.3 billion increased 75% from the past year period.

The sales growth is driven by categories including accessories, apparel, health, home and beauty, and garden.

“In just a single day, merchants around the world produced more than 80% of the sales of the entire holiday shopping weekend last year,”

Shopify President Finkelstein said.

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Shopify stock is backed by robust sales growth

The stock price of online shopping platform is backed by strong revenue growth momentum. The revenue of $767.4 million soared 96% from the past year period.

Subscription solutions revenue accounted for $245.3 million while merchant solutions revenue jumped 132% to $522.1 million.

Jefferies has provided buy ratings as the firm expects Shopify to top $10 billion in revenues by 2025. “We have a greater appreciation for SHOP’s ability to deliver robust growth for the next several years and reach ~$10B of revenue in 2025 powered by a structural pull forward in e-commerce activity and better monetization of gross margin value.”

The company also turned profitable in the latest quarter. Its operating income in the latest quarter stood around $50 million compared to a loss of $35 million in the year-ago period.

Fundamentals are strong for online shopping trends

The company appears in a strong position to accelerate revenue growth. This is because of consumers shift towards online platforms. The second coronavirus wave has been adding to growth trends.

The $2.3 billion sales in a single day would enhance its fourth-quarter revenue. In addition, the company’s strategy of improving cross border transactions would strengthen its revenue base. The company says 14% of cross-border orders placed on the platform on Black Friday.



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