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TikTok's Parent ByteDance Reports Operating Profit Amid Revenue Deceleration

Published Oct 02, 2023 18:18 Updated Oct 02, 2023 18:47
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Quiver Quantitative - ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, experienced a notable turnaround in its financial health, reporting an operating profit of nearly $6 billion in Q1 2023, a significant leap from its previous year. This shift highlights ByteDance's transformative journey since 2021 when it registered an operating loss of $7 billion. Despite this profit surge, the company has witnessed a deceleration in its revenue growth. Although its revenue increased by over 38% to $85.2 billion in 2022, this growth rate pales in comparison to the previous year, which saw a near 80% rise.

Another revelation from the financial document dispatched to employees indicates ByteDance's proposal to repurchase shares from its workforce at $160 per share. With 1.4 billion shares in circulation, the implied valuation stands at $223.5 billion, marking a drop of approximately 26% from the prior year's $300 billion valuation.

While ByteDance maintains confidentiality over its financial figures, being a private entity based in Beijing, the recent report distributed to its staff unveils key insights into its fiscal progress and future planning. This comprehensive overview spanning 2021, 2022, and Q1 2023 underscores ByteDance's dedication to amplifying its revenue streams while optimizing its expenditure in areas like marketing, administration, and research.

On the expansion front, TikTok, a unit of ByteDance, rolled out an e-commerce venture in the U.S. named "TikTok Shop" in August. Insiders believe this new initiative might be pivotal in generating additional income for the company.

This article was originally published on Quiver Quantitative

TikTok's Parent ByteDance Reports Operating Profit Amid Revenue Deceleration
 

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