Roku Q3 Results

Roku Keeps Riding The Streaming Wave

Key numbers from Roku’s earnings:
1) 3.0M
 active accounts added in Q3
2) 46.0M total active accounts
3) 25% YoY increase in advertising revenue
4) 54% YoY increase in streaming hours

Quote from Mark Zgutowicz – Analyst @ Rosenblatt Securities:
“We’re in a new world here.  What you’re seeing Roku become is more than just an aggregation platform. They look closer to a gatekeeper, like cable TV companies used to be.”

Big news: The Roku Channel reached 54M people in Q3, and that should grow further now that it is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV.

Roku active accounts (YoY growth):
1) 2016-Q3 – 11.3M
2) 2017-Q3 – 16.7M (↑ 48%)
3) 2018-Q3 – 23.8M (↑ 43%)
4) 2019-Q3 – 32.3M (↑ 36%)
5) 2020-Q3 – 46.0M (↑ 42%)

Roku advertising revenue (YoY growth):
1) 2016-Q3 – $22M
2) 2017-Q3 – $58M (↑ 158%)
3) 2018-Q3 – $100M (↑ 74%)
4) 2019-Q3 – $179M (↑ 79%)
5) 2020-Q3 – $319M (↑ 78%)

Roku advertising revenue per account (YoY growth):
1) 2016-Q3 – $1.97
2) 2017-Q3 – $3.44 (↑ 75%)
3) 2018-Q3 – $4.21 (↑ 22%)
4) 2019-Q3 – $5.55 (↑ 32%)
5) 2020-Q3 – $6.94 (↑ 25%)

Roku streaming hours per account (YoY growth):
1) 2016-Q3 – 212
2) 2017-Q3 – 287 (↑ 35%)
3) 2018-Q3 – 261 (↓ 9%)
4) 2019-Q3 – 319 (↑ 22%)
5) 2020-Q3 – 322 (↑ 1%)

Roku advertising revenue per streaming hour (YoY growth):
1) 2016-Q3 – $0.009
2) 2017-Q3 – $0.012 (↑ 29%)
3) 2018-Q3 – $0.016 (↑ 35%)
4) 2019-Q3 – $0.017 (↑ 8%)
5) 2020-Q3 – $0.022 (↑ 24%)

More #1: Streaming, Product-Channel Fit, and Roku

More #2: Deeper Dive—Roku poised for long-term benefits from Peacock deal

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