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Weibo Corporation (WB) earnings: expect 15% revenue growth

5:39 pm ET, 06 May 2019

Weibo Corporation (WB) is announcing earnings on May 08. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $402M, which implies 15% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.55. If this materializes, EPS will grow 10% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Weibo Corporation (WB) returned +15.62%.

How is the stock valued?

Weibo Corporation (WB) forward P/E ratio is 19.48, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Weibo Corporation (WB) average analyst price target is 6.09% above its current price ($68.50).

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Weibo Corporation (WB) Stock Guide

Updated at: 7:50 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for WB stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "WB quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on WB stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "WB". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "WB news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Weibo Corporation (WB)? Interested in getting the full scoop on WB, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this WB stock guide, we'll address key questions about WB, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are WB earnings?
2. What is WB stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. WB buy or sell? What is WB Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy WB? Why should I buy WB stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell WB? Why should I sell WB stock?
6. What are WB key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are WB earnings?

WB trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $1.74.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is WB stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on WB analyst price targets, WB stock forecast is $41.77 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for WB stock is $41.77. The prediction is based on 19 analyst estimates.

The low price target for WB is $34.50, while the high price target is $50.00.

WB analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

3. WB buy or sell? What is WB Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:67}Our quantitative analysis shows 6 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell WB, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

4. What are the reasons to buy WB? Why should I buy WB stock?

Here are the reasons to buy WB stock:

  • The combination of accelerating monetization and effective cost control will drive rapid earnings growth in the next few years.
  • More advertising customers will be attracted to Weibo's platform because of its better marketing efficiency.
  • Weibo has become an important self-media platform, and new monetization models will evolve.
  • WB profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 30.66 percentage points. See WB profitability chart.
  • WB forward P/E ratio is 14.68, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See WB forward P/E ratio chart.
  • WB PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 7.41, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See WB PEG chart.
  • WB average analyst rating is Buy. See WB analyst rating chart.
  • WB average analyst price target ($41.77) is above its current price ($36.78). See WB price target chart.
  • WB cash to debt ratio is 1.39, higher than the average industry (0.17) and sector (0.17) cash to debt ratio. See WB cash to debt chart.

5. What are the reasons to sell WB? Why should I sell WB stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell WB stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Monetization of Weibo requires a high volume of advertisement displays, but excessive advertising will compromise the user experience and drive churn higher.
  • Weibo has a relatively younger user base, and young people tend to be easily distracted by new technology and services.
  • Tencent’s Weixin and other mobile media apps, such as Tencent News, Sohu News, and toutiao.com, could constrain Weibo usage, which would affect the return on investment for Weibo’s advertisers.
  • WB quarterly revenue growth was -19.00%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.28% and 0.89%, respectively). See WB revenue growth chart.
  • WB Price/Sales ratio is 5.15, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See WB forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • WB short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 9.73. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WB short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

6. What are WB key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for WB:

Metrics WB
Price $39.33
Average Price Target / Upside $40.45 / 2.85%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Internet Content & Information
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 3,361
Market Cap $8.78B
Forward P/E Ratio 15.27
Price/Book Ratio 5.33
Revenue (TTM) $1.65B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -10.30%
Profit Margin 29.86%

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