Coinbase Global Inc. shares rallied more than 5% in the aftermarket Thursday after the crypto company narrowed its quarterly loss and reported revenue above Wall Street expectations.
lost $79 million, or 34 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $430 million, or $1.98 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue dropped to $773 million, from $1.2 billion a year ago.
Analysts polled by FactSet expected Coinbase to report a loss of 76 cents a share on sales of $628 million.
“This quarter represented a turning point in our drive towards building a
company that is more efficient and financially disciplined; a company that is
able to do more for less,” Coinbase said in a letter to shareholders accompanying results.
“We reduced costs, doubled down on operational excellence and risk management, and continue to drive product innovation and regulatory clarity.”
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The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Coinbase in June, charging the company with operating an unregistered national securities exchange.
In the letter Thursday, Coinbase said it is “in a stronger business position” despite its problems with the SEC, and they are “an opportunity to continue pushing for
a clear rule book in the US for crypto regulations.”
Shares of Coinbase have rallied nearly 160% this year, far outpacing the S&P 500 index
which is up about 18%.