Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy.

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Etsy shares closed up 13.21% after hovering greater than 15% on Thursday, lower than a day after the corporate reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates on the highest and backside line. The earnings and outlook present shoppers are nonetheless shopping for from Etsy even after the pandemic-driven masks gross sales increase.

Shares closed at $271.27.

The firm reported earnings of 62 cents per share on revenues of $532.4 million. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had anticipated EPS of 54 cents on revenues of $518.9 million.

“What it reveals is individuals needed to flip to Etsy over the previous 12 months, they’re selecting to return again much more as we transfer ahead, and we predict that is frankly exceptional,” CEO Josh Silverman instructed CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

Analysts at Stifel upgraded their worth goal on the corporate from $230 to $265 and raised estimates for the fourth quarter and upcoming fiscal 12 months.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, Etsy continues to develop new patrons at a wholesome fee, retain lots of the patrons acquired in the course of the pandemic and is seeing enchancment in buy frequency indicating lots of the initiatives are proving sustainable,” Stifel analysts wrote.

Shares of Etsy dipped in after-hours buying and selling on Wednesday after the corporate shared decrease than anticipated income steering for the fourth quarter. But Silverman referred to as the corporate’s fourth-quarter outlook “extraordinarily strong.”

The firm guided income progress of about 10% year-over-year for the fourth quarter, or between $660 million and $690 million. That’s nonetheless forward of the $617.4 million Etsy reported in its final fourth quarter as individuals flocked to the location to purchase pandemic necessities, like face masks.

“The entire dialog since then has been, ‘as soon as the world reopens, how a lot of that can you lose, how a lot of that can you quit?’, and that was a good factor to ask,” Silverman stated. “Here we’re getting into the fourth quarter of 2021, individuals have multitudes extra selection, they’re shifting throughout and procuring anyplace they need.”


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