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After a Big Selloff in February, Dropbox's Results Receive a Break From Investors

May 10, 2024
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Following a significant setback in its previous earnings report, Dropbox Inc. witnessed a surge in its shares on Thursday subsequent to the release of its first-quarter results, which exceeded expectations set by Wall Street analysts.

During after-hours trading on Thursday, shares of Dropbox rose by 2%.

In detail, Dropbox reported a net income of $132.3 million, or 39 cents per share, for the first quarter, compared to $69 million, or 20 cents per share, in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Adjusted earnings per share stood at 58 cents.

The company's revenue experienced a 3.3% increase from the same period last year, reaching $631.3 million.

According to analysts surveyed by FactSet, the market had anticipated adjusted earnings per share of 50 cents, with sales projected at $629 million.

During the quarter, the number of paying users for Dropbox reached 18.16 million, up from 17.9 million in the previous year.

Drew Houston, the Chief Executive Officer, expressed the company's forward-looking strategy, emphasizing a commitment to operational discipline while simultaneously investing in growth initiatives geared towards enhancing distributed work for customers, particularly through the development of AI-powered product experiences.

Despite the positive first-quarter results, Dropbox's shares have seen a modest increase of 6.3% over the past year. However, a considerable portion of the company's gains during this period were erased in February, following a sales outlook that fell short of investor expectations. Executives attributed this shortfall to continued cautiousness among workplaces regarding their technology spending.

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