Shares of Snap Inc. (SNAP - Free Report) plummeted more than 20% in early morning trading to touch a new all-time low of $10.96 after the company’s latest quarterly earnings report disappointed investors on Tuesday afternoon.
Snap reported an adjusted loss of 17 cents per share, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate and improving from a loss of 20 cents in the year-ago period. However, the company’s quarterly revenue was just $230.7 million, which missed our consensus estimate of $246.1 million and declined 19% on a sequential basis.
Management placed at least some of the blame for its sluggish sales picture on a controversial new app redesign that many investors and analysts warned would cause headwinds in the quarter.
This redesign may have also contributed to weak user growth, with daily active users gaining just 2% quarter over quarter and missing Street estimates (also read: Snap Shares Plummet After Weak Earnings, User Growth Misses Estimates).
Snap shares have since bounced slightly off their all-time lows, but the company is now feeling more pressure than it has seen since its IPO last year. Back then, investors questioned whether the young social media firm and its executive team—led by CEO Evan Spiegel—were ready to make the next step forward in their development.
In the immediate wake of Tuesday’s report, the prevailing sentiment in the “Fintwit” universe was one that pointed to confirmation of these concerns:
Today, after the stock touched new all-time lows, many investors were even more frustrated:
However, some Fintwit users were able to find some positive trends:
Snap has found itself at a major impasse, with shares touching new lows and investors throwing in the towel on the app’s latest redesign. Add in the data privacy questions that have plagued other social media companies like Facebook (FB - Free Report) and Twitter (TWTR - Free Report) , and many investors would find no reason to buy Snap right now.
Nevertheless, an all-time low is often a unique buying opportunity for investors looking to make a rebound play. If Snap is not going to zero, it does not have too much further to fall and could generate positive momentum with new initiatives soon.
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