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OPRA earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2021.

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Opera Limited (OPRA -0.46%)
Q3 2021 Earnings Call
Oct 29, 2021, 8:00 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Welcome to the Opera Limited Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in listen only mode. After the speaker's presentation, there will be a question-answer-session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that, today's conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to turn the call over to your speaker today. Matt Wolfson, Head of Investor Relations. Please begin.

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Matthew Wolfson -- Head of Investor Relations

Thanks for joining us. With me today, I have our co-CEO Song Lin; and our CFO, Frode Jacobsen.

Before I hand over the call to Song Lin I would like to remind everyone that in the conference call today, the company will be making statements about future results and expectations which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Such statements are based on current expectations and how we perceive the current economic environment and are inherently subject to economic competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies beyond the control of management. You should be cautioned that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. You may refer to the Safe Harbor statement in the company's earnings release for details.

Our commentary today will also include non-IFRS financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, which are different from our consolidated financial statements that are prepared and presented based on IFRS. We believe that the use of non-IFRS financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.We've also posted unaudited supplemental information on our Investor Relations website that includes historical financial results of Opera and of our investee Nanobank. We'll be live tweeting highlights on the call @InvestorOpera. So please follow along there during the call and in the future.

With that, let me turn the conference call over to our co-CEO Song Lin, who will cover our operational highlights and strategy and then Frode will finish up with financials and our expectations going forward. Song?

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Thank you, Matt. And this is Song Lin. Thank you everyone for joining us today. So I'm pleased to report that Opera once again outperformed delivering financial results for the quarter that exceeded the high end of both our revenue and EBITDA guidance. So revenue was up 57% year-over-year, and represented a continuation of our strong growth trajectory with 11% sequential growth when comparing with the previous quarters. The quarter also represents an all of that expected so that of a margin expansion with a 12% adjusted EBITDA margin well ahead of our breakeven guidance.

Looking ahead, we are confident that our strong performance will continue. We remain on track to have a record yield for the company as search and advertising revenues both set new high watermarks. Revenue growth continues to be driven by advertising and such generating 98% of our quarterly revenue on a combined basis. And for the first time in Opera history advertising has surpassed search revenues in terms of mix. So in the third quarter search revenue grew approximately 45% year-over-year, while advertising was nearly double that rate and 84% growth.

Our advertising revenue is accelerating thanks to new products and features in credit user engagement, a focus on growing high-value users, and finally a rate to for advertisers to target and connect with our audiences. We continue to focus on products. And so this is that highlights the browser and how its adjacent services, which we call Browser Plus have been able to enhance people's online experience.On mobile, we have continued to expand our offerings in Africa. So even though, we already have over 140 million monthly active users in Africa and represents one of the most relevant Internet company in the region we believe this region possesses great growth potential as there are still 800 million users that are not online.

We were pleased to see one of our key partners Google has announced a $1 billion investment earlier this month conforming that our optimism is well deserved. Our messaging app Hype, which were designed in collaboration with local artists in multiple African geographies and a building to Z Opera Mini mobile browser is showing strong adoption. We have launched a Hype cloud services which allow users to participate in conversations about diverse projects such as the football or music. So while Hype is still in solid stages, it more than tripled its registered users during the third quarter.

Another good example would be Opera News, which is the number one news app in Africa and had been launched in several countries in Europe and the US continues to grow in financial significance. Advertising revenue from Opera News and our broader platform offerings now make up almost half of our total advertising revenue, following over 200% year-over-year growth.

We see tremendous potential in the AI-driven content aggregation space with planned rollout in new forms and new markets around the world. For example, we have leveraged our dominant position in Africa's business markets to launch a specialized Opera Football services using the same AI technology that powers Opera News. So when the English premium League in full swing, we are seeing very high engagement with quarterly active users growing more than 50% from the previous quarters.

Moving to PCs. We continue to invest in innovations and to make it more relevant to our users. So one good example is our in-browser shopping solution Dify and after post launching spin is now preparing -- several new markets in Europe starting with Poland, which happened to be where our development is based and is also one of the fastest-growing new economies in Europe, with additional countries to follow.

In addition also to cash back, we have also added additional features including coupon offerings to make this solution even more attractive to our end users. So the other results are promising and we look forward to sharing more details in the future.In combination, those offerings serve as good examples of how the browser been the hub of managed services and connections offers so many points of engagement and thereby monetization opportunities. The gaming represents also an extraordinary opportunity for Opera with billions of people globally who are spending money on games and related activities.

Our GX browser is an excellent example of the designing browsers with the user experience in mind and how we are able to build on our core assets to expand into adjacent areas. As of now we have over 30 million GX users across both mobile and PC and that number continues to grow. So during the quarter we also hosted our Opera GX gaming gem focused on game developers, who in turn submitted more than 900 games created wins Opera GameMaker Studio over a few weeks indicating the power of creation. So we are now also announcing GFC. It's a gaming and self-publishing platform where new users can directly create and publish games for free using the GameMaker Studio.

These games were then available to be played natively in the GX browser by millions of users without having to install the Game Force. So we believe this latest addition to our offerings for gamers is another strong indication of potential in this viable space and also of the opportunities ahead.

So stepping a bit back I'd also like to talk about secular trend that will benefit Opera. Many people believe that the history of the browser has already been written. We believe the opposite, that the way people use the Internet is changing and that the delta itself has never been more relevant or more important. People want their online experience to be better suited to their individual needs. So at Opera improving the user experience has driven continuous innovation in our browsers and also related products.

Consumers are increasingly recognizing the benefit of using a product designed for them for example Opera's GX browser is already very highly regarded within the gamer community differentiating itself from a standardized product that just came bundled with the operating system of a device.

So simply Opera has become the browser of choice for the hundreds of millions of people who want to choose their browser and waiting the number of people who wanted to do so, will continue to increase. Our intention is to capture this growing market by offering the best browser experience for those that look for something more introducing improvements and innovations that will drive user engagement, audience growth and naturally our ability to increase monetization.

So, I would let Frode speak to our financial results. But before I do, I want to let our investors to know that this quarter's results continue to validate our belief that the browser business is a great business to be in. There is a huge opportunity ahead of us as hundreds of millions of consumers increasingly seek a browser that allows them to harmonize their online lives and get the online experience, they choose to better fit their needs.

So in summary, Opera's growth is accelerating our profits and margins are expanding and our products have never been more relevant to more people. So with this I will hand over to Frode.

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks Song Lin. As Song Lin said our strategy of increasing the value of our user base by introducing adjacent products and opening new markets is producing record results for Opera. Our results this quarter are a strong validation of our browser-plus strategy and we see this strength continuing through the fourth quarter. As a result, I'm pleased to announce that we yet again raised our guidance for the full year revenue and adjusted EBITDA.

Revenue for the third quarter was a record $66.6 million, up 57% year-over-year and up 11% versus the prior quarter. After a few quarters of favorable comps due to COVID, the search and advertising revenues had returned to pre-COVID levels by the third quarter of 2020, making us extra pleased with the year-over-year achievement.

For the first time, our revenue mix toward advertising revenue, which is now 52% of the total a trend we expect to continue. Specifically in the quarter, search was 30.7 million, growing 45% year-over-year. This was driven by monetization gains for both PC and mobile browsers. Advertising was 34.9 million, growing 83% year-over-year. This was driven by strong monetization from Opera News and our mobile browsers.

Our strategy to improve revenue and profitability by focusing on not just growth but also improving the value of our user base is clearly demonstrated by Opera's consistent and continuing trend of growing our ARPU. One simple way to demonstrate this is to take our search and advertising revenue and divide it by our entire user base.

In the third quarter, each user on average generated a record $0.75 on an annualized basis, up 19% sequentially and up 80% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Great products and features and the increasing relevance of the browser itself mean that over time Opera continues to expand the profitability of each and every user.In terms of our user base, we continue to direct our resources toward growing the users with the highest value and highest potential for Opera. For example, user growth in the EU was up 9% compared to the third quarter of 2020. And in the Americas, we saw an increase of 30% led by North America up 46%.

At the same time, our users in Asia, which has historically represented our least profitable market, continued to decline as we deemphasize that region. Our record-high revenue across all regions also reflects better monetization in every market where we operate. What this means is that we're doing a great job of improving the value of every user we have and that's something we intend to remain focused on.In terms of gross margin, the three cost items that scale with revenue are tech and platform fees, content costs and inventory costs. Combined, they add up to $3.3 million, resulting in a gross margin of $63.3 million or 95%.

On the cost side, most notable is that we managed to drive this growth with less investments in acceleration through marketing and distribution expenses versus what we had considered as basis for our prior guidance. Marketing and distribution expenses remain elevated as we continue our rapid expansion, but slightly decreased from the prior quarter. As a consequence we generated better-than-expected adjusted EBITDA of $8.2 million.

Our core margins are very high. And when our investments come in below plan, such as it did this quarter, you can see the start of our trajectory toward a more normalized profitability level. Our net income for the quarter was $23.5 million, predominantly driven by the step-up in valuation for the OPay ordinary shares, we had not previously recorded at fair value.Our operating cash flow was negative at $3.4 million for the quarter largely explained by a catch-up in the accounts payable balance following the plateauing of marketing costs. Combined with smaller non-operating items such as lease payments and development expenditure, we reduced our total cash and marketable securities by $8 million, ending the period at $193 million.

Now moving to our forward-looking commentary. Our core business continues to perform and grow ahead of expectations, increasing our confidence in our outlook for the rest of the year. We believe our browsers are well positioned to continue to grow both our high-margin search and advertising revenues.For the fourth quarter, we expect revenue of $70 million to $72 million, representing 41% year-over-year growth at the midpoint. The fourth quarter revenue growth is fueled by strong continued results from Opera Score, search and advertising business and the underlying seasonality.

Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $11 million to $14 million in the quarter translating to a margin of 18% at the midpoint. Profits are expected to benefit from the combination of the additional scale we built during the year and the continuation toward a normalization of marketing and distribution spend.However, I want to remind you that as in the past the fourth quarter profits also benefit from seasonality on the top line. As a consequence, our full year 2021 revenue guidance adds up to $248 million to $250 million, representing 51% year-over-year growth at the midpoint. That constitutes yet another lift versus prior guidance switched to that 48% growth after the second quarter and was at 39% for the year when we initially guided back in February.

For the full year, we expect adjusted EBITDA to be between $23 million and $26 million, which is in the higher end of our initial expectations for the year and well above the expectations we previously set in light of our even stronger revenue growth trajectory.Overall and in sum, Q3 was another great quarter leading to record revenue for both search and advertising. We are very pleased with these results and strongly believe we are pursuing the right strategy of innovating upon our high-margin core browser business and investing in adjacent initiatives such as news and gaming to drive continued growth into the future.

Thanks. I think we can now take questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] We will take our first question from Lance Vitanza with Cowen.

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Thanks, thanks, guys. It's Lance at Cowen. A couple of questions for me. First, you called out in the headline that the headline of the press release that ad revenue exceeded search for the first time. But could you just -- a stupid question but could you explain why that is significant? Why do we care that advertising revenues exceeding search revenue? What's the implication of that?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Hi, Lance, I would say two quick comments to that. Number one, I think it's a demonstration of the combined success of Opera News on top of the browser because the only revenue category we drive from Opera News is advertising. Number two, of course the advertising revenues are far more -- what's the word less -- or much less concentrate. There's a much longer list of partners in that. So it means that the sum of very many is starting to add up to now be our biggest revenue stream.

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Okay. Great. And then -- so if I look back through the beginning of COVID to 2019 I calculate a two-year revenue CAGR of about 19%, which is outstanding. But my question is, how does that compare to other Internet media players? I mean, on a two-year basis and looking through COVID is Opera growing in line with its peers? Or is it growing faster or slower than peers?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

I mean, I can only speak for us. But in many ways 2020 from a revenue perspective was a bit of a last year given the declines in particular in Q2, Q3 was essentially back to year-over-year flat and then we had a good Q4 again. And so when we -- if you look at the growth rates from -- if you look at Q3 2019 and Q3 2020 the revenue was about the same when you look at search and advertising. So I think of course, we came out of it broader and we came out of it with good products and good uptake. But the monetization gains we're seeing now is relative to the same level that we had before COVID-19, but we only got back there by Q3 2020.

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Okay. I guess where I'm trying to go with this question is I know it's a little early. I'm not going to ask for guidance, but as we think about our models in 2022 revenue growth, I can't imagine that it continues in the 50% to 60% range. So I'm thinking about moderating from the 19% CAGR to something like kind of a mid-teens growth rate. Is that a decent place to be modeling 2022 from a revenue perspective?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

So as you say, it's also a little bit early for me to go out publicly with guidance now. We do feel great about the trajectory of the business. I would agree with you that a 50-ish percent year-over-year growth is a fantastic performance that we've had and I'll be -- so that the direction of the growth rate will be lower than what it was in 2021. At least I think that's reasonable. But it's hard to give something very specific. We are doing -- we are investing in our business. We continue to invest at very high levels in growing our business. And we work on our initiatives that we have talked about before to sustain very attractive growth also looking ahead of course.

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Okay. Just one last question for me and then I'll turn it over. But on OPay, you mentioned in your prepared remarks the stepped-up valuation now that you're using a fair value approach. But didn't fair value of the asset itself also increase given that they had raised some money at a higher valuation? I think from my notes and I'm hoping you can confirm this for me that OPay had raised $400 million at a $1.5 billion valuation last May and then maybe raised another $400 million at a $2 billion valuation late August. Is that right? And then presumably you've been diluted by these raises. So -- and I know there was a monetization as well. So, could you just confirm what percentage of OPay the company owns today? Thanks.

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Sure. So, number one it's just the timing of different types of releases. There has been one funding round for OPay this year and that's the one with about $2 billion post-money valuation which is also the valuation that Opera redivested a bit less than a third of our ownership at that valuation. So, there's been one when it comes to the share.

So, the fair value so the assumed value of OPay that form the basis for our recognition of ownership we updated that at the end of the second quarter to reflect that funding round. And that we have not changed since. The reason we have a gain now is that we have two types of shares, ordinary and preference shares. And from the past, ordinary shares were recorded under the equity method and not fair value. So, it's just an accounting topic.

Our ownership of OPay is now sensed at 6.44%, used to be 13.1% then we sold 29% of our stake. So, that took us to 9.3%. Then there was some equity set aside for employee grants held in a separate company. So, we take all that dilution upfront taking it to 8.2%. And then there was the funding round that took it down to the 6.44%.

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Perfect. Thanks so much for clarifying. Appreciate it. Congratulations on the quarter.

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks.

Operator

We'll go next to Mark Argento with Lake Street.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

Morning guys. Just three quick questions. One is it looks like you're getting some pretty good traction with the news product in North America. Maybe talk about what penetration rate you're at? Where you think you can go with that? And ultimately what kind of monetization rates that you could see there just in terms of trying to size up that opportunity?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Okay. So, it's --. Maybe I can just try to answer a bit broader right? So, I mean I would say when it comes to the Europe and North America the other states considering that it's a huge market itself, right? So, I mean I think probably wrong to say penetration. I would say we are just getting started. But it is good to see we have a very good ranking, very good retention, very good valuation, and user engagement. So, all the numbers are really good.

But yes more like -- but then of course I guess we're also rational where we want to of course just to be -- the same time what they're doing now, right? They want to always be online conscious and be very targeted for the high-value users not just going for the broader user base but we want to make sure we target that we really needed a very high engagement about those.

So, more likely I guess to sum up I would say number one we are still in very early stage. I think we have least that probably many times growth potentials. But especially if you reference to our position in Africa, right? If you look at Africa, we are the number one. We are almost dominate in the region. And in the US, of course, you also face so many traditional media outlets and all those.So, I would just say, yes, we probably many, many times opportunity waiting for us. But on the other end, I think -- yes, on the other end, I think we just also be very systematic about it. We want to be cautious and we will make sure we target the right audience.

The other comment I think we'll be also saying that we're also trying to focus different verticals both in Africa, but also in other regions that we were strengthening many particular vertical by vertical. And just make sure that on that particular vertical, I mean that be sports I mean there'll be some others the AI the intelligent news we'll be able to differentiate it from the more normal source right? So I think that's our general approach. So however, I feel that there's still going to be a great growth opportunity ahead of it. But on the other hand, we also want to be very cautious and will move us steady ahead.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

I know one of previously the idea was to spend aggressively on customer acquisition. Maybe talk a little bit about the strategy shift there, in particular, as the ROI not where you wanted it. And so you got to retrenched a little bit and focused on like you said some of the higher value verticals or what happened with the strategy. What did you see out there?

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Yes. Yes. Maybe just high-level comment. And Frode, you can just add on top right? So no I don't think it's more like -- I don't think it's a strategy shift. We are still spending on very elevated levels comparing before and more like, yes. So that will mean I don't think there's a strategy is shifting. I think the major difference is more like we have been continuous to be smarter. Previously, no way we spent I guess with less in the developed regions. And now, when we are spending there we just find that there are also many interesting ways that we can buy those, that make us a lot more smarter.

For instance, without being too long, I would just say the traditional user acquisition way to set up a fixed price and you buy it you make a retention. But now actually by programmatic ways we are able to buy users particularly, to that particular user's potential value of it instead of generic buy.

And the result of that is that, that allows us to almost be extremely targeted and the user what we want. But then of course, with the potential that we find out maybe many users we don't want. And so we don't have to spend money on it. And I think that's more like the seasonal, why you see we are able to spend less, and achieve almost a higher revenue compared with what we predicted well and we'll continue that trend.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

Okay. That's helpful. And just last one for me. In terms of your search partnerships, remind us who you're partnered with on the search side. And are those contracts that need to be renewed on a regular basis? If you could refresh us on that, that would be helpful. Thank you

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Frode, do you want comment? Or you want me to comment?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. I mean most important search partners are Google and Yandex. We typically enter three, four-year contracts with them. We -- I believe we actually attach them to our annual reports but with all the juicy stuff grayed out because that we cannot disclose. So they've been long partnerships for 15-plus years probably.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

And the next time those are set to renew. Just like you said is it kind of an auto-renew situation? Or you guys actually set out and renegotiate those over a year, over three years?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

We try to negotiate them every time they renew. So they typically don't auto-renew. There are some instances where the partner has the right to extend the contract let's say for another year post initial term on the same terms. And then beyond that we meet and negotiate. But they tend to be quite stable in terms of important terms, quite stable. And then of course -- a little bit.

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Maybe I'll just comment that yes, more like for the most relevant ones we're moving ahead. We don't expect any surprises. And if anything we'll hopefully there to be upside.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

And when is the next renewal? Are we on a renewal cycle this year or next year?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

I think, Google auto renew -- not auto renew, sorry. Google renewal would be for next year. Yandex is in -- I think it's 2022 or 2023.

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

Great. Thanks, guys. Congrats on a really strong quarter.

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Mark.

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Thank you. Thank you.

Operator

We'll go next to Alicia Yap with Citigroup.

Alicia Yap -- Citigroup -- Analyst

Hi. Good evening. Good morning, management. Thanks for taking my question. Congrats on the strong quarter and guidance. I have a couple of questions here. Number one, can you elaborate the geographic distributions of your ad revenue? So how big is the ad revenue contribution from the America and the Europe and the Asia if you could share a little bit rough percentage? And then also just curious if you could also share the growth rate of the ad revenue coming from America I guess given studied -- 83% growth. So I would assume the America growth is like the -- very good like high triple-digit growth. So any specific MAU target that you wanted to reach in the US?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

So Alicia maybe I can begin at least answering your question. We don't disclose revenues at the detailed level by country and geography. But roughly speaking advertising is quite balanced between Europe and the Americas versus the emerging markets. And in terms of Opera News of course we are spending big marketing dollars but that is also generating good revenue growth for us and that has been driven by actually both. But of course the most step-up is due to sort of the growth from virtually nothing to actually starting to have a presence in Western markets. So that benefits our advertising revenue stream and sort of explaining why it is growing faster than search.

Alicia Yap -- Citigroup -- Analyst

Any color that the user that you wanted to further penetrate in terms of the user base in the US?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Song I think you touched on that before. Maybe you just comment?

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure, yes. So yes, well I would just say I think to be honest I guess it's probably less about what I think overall -- our overall strategy is just that we do want to touch the base in US was more like high engagement when people which feel that they want natural with our product on the other right? So yes more like I would say, yes. I mean just at least for the results that we have been seeing especially when it comes to -- more like let's just say that there are a few highs right? So when it comes to Opera News I would say those are more typical I would say high-value users which do have Opera News already had it. That's what we see.

That tends to be I would say maybe slightly toward middle aged, because those are the ones which have a lot of need or ready meals, while for instance we're also growing very gaming, U.S. developed the biggest market in --. And so we see a lot of kids -- young kids which are probably not really a whole lot of news but they do a lot of gaming.

So yeah, so like highly I think we are not quite smart in the way that we buy for different user or quite different user by -- we are marketing, by different means. And we just see that as a very natural mix amount among those.

Yik Wah Yap -- Citigroup Inc -- Analyst

I see. And for your 4Q EBITDA guidance judging from that, is that right to assume that your sales and marketing spend on the absolute dollar terms as well as the percentage of revenue is actually coming down sequentially from 2Q?

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

So what you can -- what you'll see implicit in our guidance, since the rest of the opex sort of moves with more limited steps is that we essentially expect the marketing spend to be at about the same level, as the third quarter. I guess on the margin more likely a bit down, but not a big change relative to the third quarter.

Yik Wah Yap -- Citigroup Inc -- Analyst

I see. Okay. And then, lastly, could you remind us the split of the Android versus the iOS user for your News APPE? Just wondering, if there has been any impact to your News APPE, from the iOS 14 changes in the recent quarter?

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Understood, so, yeah, I would say by far majority of our user base has been on Android. That's not by intention. It's just because we launched the iOS a lot later. So, yeah, so for us it's -- yeah that time majority will be still on Android.

And that's why we're also let's say, positively not affected or even elevated by the trends. I mean, of course, we do think it's making sense to continue to invest into iOS. But I guess now the good thing is that set us the monetization has a bit challenging. It's also flat iOS. So that matters out. And hopefully, we'll just spend a bit of some.

Yik Wah Yap -- Citigroup Inc -- Analyst

Okay. All right. That's it. Thank you. Congrats again.

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Thank you.

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Lin Song.

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Thank you.

Operator

There are no further questions at this time. I'll turn the call over to Song Lin, for any additional or closing remarks.

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. That's OK. Then I'll just say that, thank you all of you for joining us today. As you also have heard, that we believe Opera is well positioned to continue to grow. And we are very excited about our new initiatives. We appreciate your time. And we look forward to speaking with you again.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks].

Duration: 40 minutes

Call participants:

Matthew Wolfson -- Head of Investor Relations

Lin Song -- Co-Chief Executive Officer

Frode Fleten Jacobsen -- Chief Financial Officer

Lance Vitanza -- Cowen -- Analyst

Mark Argento -- Lake Street -- Analyst

Alicia Yap -- Citigroup -- Analyst

Yik Wah Yap -- Citigroup Inc -- Analyst

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