Why Dropbox Shares Stumbled Despite Decent Earnings

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When Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX) released its second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.11 in earnings per share (EPS) and $339.2 million in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.07 in EPS and revenue of $330.9 million, and in the same period of last year, Dropbox said it had EPS of $0.06 and $266.7 million in revenue.

During the most recent quarter, paying users totaled 11.9 million, as compared to 9.9 million for the same period last year. Average revenue per paying user was $116.66, as compared to $111.19 last year.

Despite the good numbers, the company announced that its chief operating officer, Dennis Woodside, is leaving the company. Woodside will officially step down in early September after four years with the company. However, he will stay on as an advisor until the end of 2018.

Looking ahead, analysts are looking for $0.07 in EPS and $345.9 million in revenue for the fiscal third quarter.

Drew Houston, Dropbox co-founder and CEO, commented:

We delivered another solid quarter of revenue growth in Q2, reflecting the strength of our unique business model. We added over a dozen new product features to our user and admin experiences, and strengthened our infrastructure, all while driving a 30% free cash flow margin. With our massive scale and continued product innovation, we’re well on our way to advancing our mission of designing a more enlightened way of working.

Shares of Dropbox were last seen down nearly 9% at $31.39, with a consensus analyst price target of $34.15 and a post-IPO trading range of $26.61 to $43.50.

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