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Shopify Earnings Blow Past Forecasts as e-Commerce Demand Surges

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Shopify  (SHOP) – Get Report posted third-quarter earnings and sales that blew past analysts’ forecasts as the coronavirus pandemic and surge in online shopping drove demand for the company’s e-commerce software platform and services.  

The Ottawa-based tech company posted adjusted earnings of $133.2 million, or $1.13 a share, in the third quarter vs. a loss of $33.6 million, or 29 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had been expecting per-share earnings of 52 cents a share.

Revenue was $767.4 million in the quarter, up 96% from a year ago and well above analysts’ forecasts of $657.8 million. 

Operating income was $50.6 million, or 7% of revenue, vs. a loss of $35.7 million, or 9% of revenue, for the comparable period a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $130.9 million, or 17% of revenue.

“The accelerated shift to digital commerce triggered by Covid-19 is continuing, as more consumers shop online and entrepreneurs step up to meet demand,” Shopify President Harley Finkelstein said in a statement.

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