Shares of DraftKings Inc. rose 1.4% in premarket trading Friday, reversing an earlier loss, after the sports betting company reported a first-quarter loss that more than quadrupled and was wider than expected, but revenue that nearly tripled to beat forecasts and raised its full-year outlook. The net loss, which was not provided in the earnings press release, increased to $346.3 million from $82.1 million in the year-ago period. The FactSet consensus for net losses was $200.1 million. Revenue rose 252.6% to $312.3 million, well above above the FactSet consensus of $236.2 million. (The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why it did not provide net-loss information on the public release.) Cost of revenue grew 167.6 million to $183.2 million while sales and marketing increased 299.3% to $228.7 million. Monthly unique payers (MUP) increased 114%, with an average of 1.5 million MUPs engaged each month, while average revenue per MUP increased 48% to $61, helping by increased engagement with iGaming and mobile sports betting offerings. The stock has tumbled 18.8% over the past three months through Thursday, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.1%.
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