Second quarter results are in for proptech’s public companies.
Our last summary of results was Q2 2021. As part of launching our Crystal tier, we’re bringing the earnings radar back. This time, better than ever as an ongoing Biz Intel Series. We’re re-starting with the ten companies we deem as the most important players in the broader category:
- Blend Labs
- eXp World Holdings
However, it’s likely we’ll add companies to the list in future editions—if there’s one you’d like to see covered, let us know.
Let’s get to the numbers…
Here’s what you can expect in the report, with our coverage of Blend Labs & Airbnb…
Airbnb saw 115 million nights and experiences booked, up 11% YoY, on top of more than 7 million active listings. That led to more than half a billion in net income, making it the most profitable company of those included—by a mile. Also, it’s worth calling out that 18% of all gross nights booked were long-term stays (28 days or more)—down from 25% a couple of years ago in Q1 2021, signaling digital nomadism being an important movement but not the end-all-be-all trend some predicted.
Market cap: 85.7B
- $2.5 billion in revenue, up 18% YoY.
- Net income of $650 million, a big uptick of 72% from a year ago. Net income margin came in at 26%, up 18% YoY.
- Free cash flow was $900 million, which helped enable $2.5 billion in stock repurchases over the trailing twelve months.
- Average nightly booking cost was $166.
Blend Labs exceeded company guidance on both topline and bottomline numbers. Revenue came in at $42.8M in Q2 2023, down 35% compared to $65.5M in Q2 2022. Net Loss was $41.2M.
Market cap: 349M
- Gross profit margin was approximately 55%, up from 39% in Q2 2022 primarily due to expansion in its Blend Platform.
- Year-over-year Mortgage Suite revenue per transaction increased from $77 to $93.
- Consumer Banking Suite revenue totaled $5.8M in Q2 2023, a YoY increase of 27%.
- Professional services revenue increased 10% year-over-year to $2.2M.
- Within the Platform segment, Mortgage Banking Suite revenue declined by 17% year-over-year, to $22.3M in Q2 2023.
- Operating expenses decreased by $391.8M from Q2 2022 due to the impairment of intangible assets and goodwill caused by the acquisition of Title 365 from Mr. Cooper Group. Excluding that transaction, operating expenses decreased 16.7% from Q2 2022 to Q2 2023.
Learn more: Press Release
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The ten companies covered represent a combined $152.46 billion in market capitalization. It was a mixed bag of wins and losses in Q2: six lost money on a quarterly basis, and only two generated Net Income of more than $100 million.
Most notably though, WeWork is in dire straits. Despite a small YoY revenue bump, the firm said it would need to cut its own rent costs, further boost revenue, reduce expenses, and attract more capital to continue.
With the CoStar/Realtor.com acquisition falling through in Q1, both companies reported small YoY losses. What was meant to be a shot in the arm to take on Zillow as residential category king, now means both companies are forced back to the drawing board to determine how to reach buyers, sellers, and renters.
Airbnb came out Q2’s big winner, furthering its stronghold as proptech’s unquestioned leader.
We’ll check back in Q3 to see if WeWork can pull a rabbit from its hat.