AppLovin Shares Increase Over 7% Pre-Market: Why It Happened

By Amit Chowdhry ● Aug 12, 2021
  • The shares of AppLovin Corporation (NASDAQ: APP) increased by over 7% pre-market. This is why it happened.

The shares of leading marketing platform AppLovin Corporation (NASDAQ: APP) increased by over 7% pre-market. Investors are responding positively to the company’s financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Q2 2021 Financial Summary and Highlights

(All comparisons are versus Q2 2020 unless otherwise noted)

— Revenue grew 123% to $669 million with organic growth of 97%

— Business Software Platform revenue was $146 million, an increase of 256% and organic growth1 of 203%; Year-over-year growth accelerated for the third consecutive quarter driven by our AXON-ML engine.

— Total Software Transaction Value (TSTV) was $219 million, an increase of 361%; The platform exited Q2 at an annualized4 TSTV run-rate of approximately $900 million.

— Software Platform Enterprise Clients grew 218% to 366 and increased 90% compared to Q121

— Apps revenue grew 102% to $523 million

— Business Apps revenue grew to $162 million, an increase of 70%

— Consumer Apps revenue grew to $361 million, an increase of 122%, with 2.7 million MAPs in the quarter

— GAAP Net Income improved to $14 million from a GAAP Net Loss of $22 million; a GAAP net margin of 2%

— Adjusted EBITDA grew 202% to $184 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin improved to 27%

KEY QUOTES:

“We are pleased to report excellent progress during 2Q21, advancing our software business at record rates resulting in our best financial performance yet. Our strong execution and growth this quarter, in spite of anticipated industry headwinds around data privacy, speaks to the tremendous opportunity ahead of us and to the distinct advantages leveraging our ML-based software and proprietary first-party insights to help clients grow.”

— Adam Foroughi, CEO and co-founder of AppLovin

“In 2Q, we achieved record financial results, with total revenue more than doubling year-over-year to $669 million, and our Adjusted EBITDA more than tripling to $184 million, with Adjusted EBITDA margin improving to 27%. Our Software Platform business had exceptional performance with 2Q21 revenue more than tripling year-over-year organically and up +40% over 1Q21 and grew even faster when including the acquisition of Adjust. Our Apps business saw solid +102% year-over-year growth, and we have several new evergreen titles slated to launch later in 2021. With our strong performance and momentum, we are confident in our annual guidance with additional opportunities for growth in 2H2021.”

— Herald Chen, CFO of AppLovin

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