[Tech] Snapchat's Stock Snaps Back: The Street Debates How To React

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Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) reported a fourth-quarter revenue miss and widening year-over-year loss.

Snap's total addressable market represents a top concern for investors to “worry about most,” Needham analyst Laura Martin wrote in a note. Management said the platform reaches 90% of 13- to 25-year-olds and 75% of 13- to 34-year-olds in the United States, which suggests a saturation point.

Positives And Negatives

Snap's report includes a few positive takeaways and negative read-outs, UBS analyst Eric Sheridan wrote in a note.

On the positive side: daily active user growth of 8 million beat estimates and rose in each region and platform, the company has a long-term opportunity to close the average revenue per user (ARPU) gap versus rivals and management discussed favorably its ongoing momentum in the advertising business.

On the other hand: North American ad revenue missed versus expectations, rest of the world (ROW) ad revenue also missed expectations and the midpoint of first quarter revenue guidance came in slightly below Street's expectations.

Snapchat's Improving Engagement

Instinet analyst Mark Kelley said that from a user …

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