The financial platform for small and midsize businesses, Bill Holdings, saw a decline in its stock following a disappointing forecast for its quarterly revenue.
Strong Earnings, but Stock Falls
For the September quarter, Bill reported adjusted earnings per share of 54 cents, surpassing the consensus call of 50 cents among analysts tracked by FactSet. Additionally, the company's revenue came in at $305 million, exceeding analysts' expectations of $299 million.
However, despite these positive results, Bill shares plunged 39% to $54.44 in after-hours trading following the earnings announcement on Thursday. The downward trend continued on Friday, with shares down 34%.
What caused the drop in stock price was the revenue guidance provided by Bill. The company anticipates its revenue for the December quarter to be between $293 million and $303 million, with an EPS range of 35 cents to 44 cents. These figures fell short of Wall Street estimates of $319 million in revenue and an EPS of 48 cents.
In a news release disclosing the results, Bill's Chief Financial Officer, John Rettig, acknowledged the challenging economic environment the company is currently facing.
Enhancing Financial Management Efficiency
Bill's platform plays a crucial role in helping companies streamline their financial management processes. With its services designed to efficiently handle bill payments and accelerate payment receipts, businesses can effectively manage their finances.