Shares of Sea Limited (SE) have jumped today, up by 19% as of noon EST, after the digital platform operator and mobile game maker reported third-quarter earnings results. Sea posted better-than-expect numbers and raised its guidance for the year.
Total adjusted revenue soared 214% to $763.3 million, which was ahead of the $700.7 million in sales that analysts were modeling for. Quarterly active users (QAUs) in the digital entertainment segment jumped 82% to 321.1 million, with quarterly paying users representing 9.1% of QAUs. Average revenue per user (ARPU) increased to $1.40, up from $0.80 a year ago.
Sea's Free Fire title continues to do well, recently celebrating its second anniversary. The company is expanding more into esports with a Free Fire World Series 2019 tournament.
On the e-commerce side of the business, gross merchandise value (GMV) increased 70% to $4.6 billion, and gross orders more than doubled to 321.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA was negative $30.8 million, and Sea posted an adjusted net loss of $175.2 million.
After raising its guidance last quarter, Sea again boosted its full-year outlook for both of its segments. Adjusted revenue for digital entertainment is now expected to be $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion, up from a prior range of $1.6 billion to $1.7 billion. For the e-commerce business, adjusted revenue is forecast to be $880 million to $920 million in 2019, up from prior guidance of $780 million to $820 million.