Etsy Stock Gains 147% YoY, Jumps by 500% Since 2017
According to the research data analyzed and published by Stock Apps, the eCommerce platform reported a 147% YoY increase in gross merchandise sales (GMS) during the second quarter of 2020. Sales during the period totaled $2.7 billion, with revenue of $429 million and $150 million EBITDA during the second quarter of 2020.
Around $346 million of all sales came from masks, with over 100,000 sellers selling at least one mask during the period.
P/E Multiple Soars from 30x in 2017 to 155x in 2020
The remarkable performance is not however entirely tied to mask sales. Non-mask sales increased by 93% in the same period. And even though there was an increase in the number of sellers, the average GMS per active seller grew 15% YoY. Furthermore, Etsy reported 12 million new buyers during Q2 compared to 19 million in all of 2019 and 6.7 million reactivated ones. Its largest category, housewares and home furnishings grew 128% YoY.
Since 2017, Etsy Inc. stock has increased by over 560% from $20.45 to $135.52, the all-time high recorded on August 5, 2020. Looking at the P/E multiple also reveals a remarkable increase from 30x in 2017 to 55x in 2019. In 2020, this figure stands at 153x.
In 2015 when the company launched its IPO, one share was worth $16. After closing the first day at $30, it dropped over 60% to $6 in February 2016. It took over three years to surpass its debut levels.
Among the reasons for its impressive performance during Q2 is that the market seems to be enjoying a rising popularity in DIY trends. In fact, Pinterest, one of the most popular sites for creative work, had a 275% increase in stock price. It hit a 52-week high of $38.23 in August following a $10.10 low in March 2020.
Insider Dealing: Flour Mills MD Invest N91.642 Million in Flour Mills
Following the purchase of 1.95 million shares in Flour Mills of Nigeria a few days ago, the Group Managing Director, Paul Miyonmide Gbededo, has purchased another 1.34 million shares at N27.75k per share.
The company stated in a disclosure form released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Mr. Gbededo bought an additional 1,336,028 shares valued at N37,074,777 on November 19, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos. Meaning, Gbededo invested an additional N37,074,777 into Flour Mills in what could be said as a show of confidence in the company’s future.
This brings the Managing Director’s total purchase in November to 3,284,867 shares at a combined value of N91,642,269. See the details below.
Insider Dealing: Fidelity Bank’s GM Purchases 1 Million Shares in the Bank
The General Manager and Regional Bank Head, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Kenneth Opara, has purchased 1 million shares of Fidelity Bank Plc.
The bank stated in a disclosure statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday.
Opara carried out the purchase in two different transactions on November 25, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading flour in Lagos, Nigeria.
The General Manager bought 6,000 shares at N2.78 per unit and another 994,000 at N2.79 per share. Bringing total purchase to 1 million shares at an average share price of N2.78. See the details below.
Bank Stocks Top Charts Amid Strong Third Quarter Performance
Bank stocks top both gainers’ and top traded stocks’ charts on Tuesday as investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange continues to increase their holdings of banks’ stocks amid strong third-quarter financial results.
Zenith Bank led the most traded stocks for a second consecutive day on Tuesday following a declaration of N509 billion gross earnings and N177 billion profit after tax in the first nine months of the year.
Investors traded 71,933,841 shares of Zenith Bank valued at N1,730,151,404.20 during the trading hours of Tuesday.
Transcorp, the only non-bank stock on the top five trades, followed Zenith Bank with 37,172,526 shares worth N32,853,263.27.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) exchanged 30,003,182 units, 29,549,235 units and 29,332,033 units estimated at N1,022,126,997.60, N243,311,726.70 and N236,303,261.20, respectively.
Investors exchanged a total of 365.414 million shares valued at N4.692 billion in 6,325 deals on Tuesday to return the bourse to the green zone after two days of consecutive declines.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose by N114 billion from N17.829 trillion it closed on Monday to N17.943 trillion on Tuesday. While the NSE All-Share Index gained 220.82 index points or 0.06 percent to 34,349.56 index points it settled on Tuesday, up from 34,119.74 index points on Monday.
Stanbic IBTC Bank led gainers with N2.8 or 7.08 percent gain to finish the day at N42.35 per share. See the details below.
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