Dropbox posted fourth quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations, on the back of increasing number of paying users.
The file hosting service’s earnings for the quarter came in at 28 cents a share(up from the year-ago quarter’s 16 cents a share), compared to the 24 cents a share expected by analysts polled by Factset.
Revenue of $504.1 billion (up from year-ago period’s $446 million), also exceeded analysts’ forecast of $498 million.
According to Dropbox, it had 15.48 million paying users as of end of the fourth quarter, compared to 14.31 million for the same period last year. The average revenue per paying user in the period was $130.17, up from $125.00 a year ago.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said, “We ended the year with strong margin expansion, free cash flow, and more than $2B in ARR as we continued to make progress toward our long-term financial targets” . Houston added, “Going into 2021, we’re focused on executing against our strategy and building essential products for the new era of distributed work.”
The company announced that its board had approved a $1 billion share repurchase plan.