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Square (SQ) Q3 Revenues Top Estimates, GPV Soars 31%

Square, Inc. (SQ) just released its third-quarter financial results, posting non-GAAP earnings of $0.07 per share and revenues of $585 million.

Currently, SQ is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and is down 1.66% to $36.10 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.


Beat earnings estimates. The company posted non-GAAP earnings of $0.07 per diluted share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.06. GAAP net income came in at a loss of $0.04 per diluted share.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $585.16 million, beating our consensus estimate $574.28 million.

Quarterly gross payment volume (GPV) reached $17.4 billion, an increase of 31% from the $13.2 billion recorded in the prior-year quarter. About 20% of total GPV came from sellers witnessing over $500,000 in annualized GPV, up from 14% last year.

“In the third quarter, we saw ongoing strength in both transaction-based and subscription and services-based revenue,” the company said. “Our open platform strategy is working: Sellers using business systems that are integrated with Square contributed nearly 20% of third-quarter GPV.”

Management also provided fourth-quarter guidance. Square expects total net revenue in the range of $585 million to $595 million. Adjusted earnings are expected to fall between $0.05 and $0.06 per share. Our current consensus estimates are calling for revenues of $587.65 million and earnings of $0.07 per share.

Here’s a graph that looks at Square’s earnings surprise history:

Square, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Square, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Square, Inc. Quote

Square, Inc. offers financial services and marketing services. The Company provides payments and point-of-sale which include hardware and software to accept payments, streamline operations and analyze business information. Its payments and POS services include In-Person Payments, Online Payments, Square Cash, Square Register, Square Analytics, Square Appointments and Square App Marketplace. The Company's financial services include Square Capital and Square Payroll.

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