Netflix exceeded expectations in the third quarter in terms of both revenue and profits, and garnered 4.4 million additional subscribers in net, also better than expected.
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The online video service now has 213.5 million paid subscriptions worldwide, and expects 222 million at the end of the year, according to a statement released Tuesday. By comparison, its main rival in this market, Disney, claimed 116 million subscribers in early July. “
We are still small,”
the group commented,
“with a lot of growth opportunities”.
Netflix mentions a figure from the Nielsen firm, which calculated that in September, the giant with the red N represented 6%
of the time spent in front of a screen in the United States, tied at the top with YouTube.
After a boost linked to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns (+25 million subscribers in one year), Netflix had seen its growth rate slow down in recent quarters.
But over the three months from July to September, it accelerated again (+ 9.4% over one year).
The Los Gatos (California) group expects to gain another 8.5 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter, in line with market forecasts.
Turnover up 16%
In the third quarter, Netflix posted revenue of $ 7.48 billion, up 16% year-on-year, slightly better than analysts' expectations, according to the consensus established by FactSet.
Net income was up 83% to $ 1.44 billion, or $ 3.19 per share, significantly better than the $ 2.56 expected by the market.
The stock, which is already close to its all-time high, did not react much in electronic exchanges after the close of the market.
It was up 0.36% to $ 641.30.