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Is This the Best Streaming Stock?

By Jose Najarro - Updated Mar 17, 2021 at 2:15PM

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Roku just reported earnings and it seems to be great, but the stock price has been pretty flat. Is it time to buy Roku stock in 2021?

Roku (ROKU 4.72%) earnings are out! Is this the streaming stock that you need in your portfolio?

The major highlights of Roku's Q4 earnings are the following:

  1. Total net revenue grew 58% year over year.
  2. Active accounts are up 39% year over year, adding roughly 14.3 million new users compared to last year and 5.2 million new users compared to a quarter ago.
  3. Average revenue per user (ARPU) hit $28.76.
  4. Platform revenue (which consists of ads and subscriptions) is up 81% year over year and makes up 72% of the total revenue. This has terrific gross margins of 63.8%. The other 28% comes from player revenue, which is only up 18% year over year, with low-single-digit margins for the quarter.
  5. It reported 17 billion streaming hours, up 55%.
  6. It has future plans to continue to expand into new regions and markets.

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