Opendoor Q3 earnings beat estimates

Eric Wu, founder and chief government of Opendoor, a start-up firm that flips houses, at their San Francisco headquarters, Might 18, 2017.

Christie Hemm Klok | The New York Occasions

Per week after Zillow introduced its sudden departure from the home-buying market, rival Opendoor reported third-quarter outcomes that topped estimates and issued an optimistic forecast for the remainder of the yr, sending the inventory hovering in prolonged buying and selling.

Opendoor jumped 16% after hours to $22.48. Previous to the post-market rally, the inventory was down 1% for the yr.

Income within the quarter climbed to $2.27 billion from $338.6 million a yr earlier, when the Covid-19 pandemic put a brief freeze on transactions. Income was up 91% from the second quarter, and exceeded the $2.01 billion common analyst estimate, in line with Refinitiv.

Based in 2014, Opendoor pioneered the instant-buying, or iBuying, residence market by permitting owners to promote their residence for money with out itemizing it available on the market and coping with a prolonged bidding and shutting course of. The corporate went public in December by a particular goal acquisition firm.

Zillow began testing the iBuying market in 2017 and jumped in large two years later, when it started shopping for and promoting in Southern California. The enterprise labored initially, however hit main snags this yr as huge swings in residence costs undermined Zillow’s predictive fashions and finally left the corporate spending extra on properties than it may make promoting them.

Zillow shares plummeted 25% after the introduced departure from the market final week, and the corporate mentioned it is eliminating 1 / 4 of its workforce. The inventory has misplaced over two-thirds of its worth since peaking in mid-February.

OpenDoor is disrupting the actual property market with its new mannequin. It buys houses and sells them on its platform.


In an interview after Opendoor’s report on Wednesday, finance chief Carrie Wheeler mentioned the corporate has constructed its know-how to make sure it will probably handle by unpredictable market occasions.

“We’re actually good at pricing,” Wheeler mentioned. “We have been doing it for seven years. It is core to what we do. We’re targeted on knowledge.”

Along with exceeding income estimates, Opendoor’s lack of 9 cents a share was beneath the 17-cent loss analysts have been anticipating. And for the fourth quarter, Opendoor forecast income of $3.1 billion to $3.2 billion, topping the $2.92 billion common analyst estimate, in line with Refinitv.

Opendoor bought 5,988 homes within the interval, up 72% from the second quarter, and it bought 15,181 houses, which was up 79% from the prior interval.

“We exited the excessive finish of our steering, primarily because of unit volumes pushed by robust residence acquisition development and the general energy of demand for houses, which led to a quicker promote by charge than we anticipated,” Wheeler mentioned on the earnings name after the report.

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