Fitbit Misses Fourth-quarter Earnings, Revenue Expectations

By Caitlin Huston Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Shares of Fitbit rose 4% after hours Wednesday after it reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $146.3 million, or a loss of 65 cents per share, after net income of $64.2 million, or 26 cents per share, in the year-earlier period. It reported an adjusted loss per share of 56 cents, wider than the FactSet consensus of a loss of 54 cents. It reported revenue of $574 million, down from $711.6 million in the year-earlier period and below the FactSet consensus of $576 million. Fitbit said it expects full-year revenue between $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion, compared to the FactSet consensus of $1.6 billion. For the first quarter, it expects revenue in the range of $270 million to $290 million, compared to the FactSet consensus of $308 million, and an adjusted loss per share between 18 cents and 20 cents, wider than the FactSet consensus of a loss of 16 cents. Shares of Fitbit have fallen 31% in the past three months, compared to the S&P 500's gain of 7%.

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