Chinese social media SEO link company Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) is coming off a quarter with 72% revenue growth, even as it saw flat year-over-year growth in its mobile gaming segment.
In this Backstage Pass segment, recorded on Aug. 23, Fool contributors Jeremy Bowman and Brian Withers look at Bilibili’s second-quarter performance and discuss the company’s growth path in China’s tightening regulatory environment.
Jeremy Bowman: Sure. We’re going to switch gears a little bit, moving to the social media sphere. So Bilibili, I think they are about a 12-year-old company, and they’re a social media and video sharing site that’s comparable to YouTube. They market themselves as the home for anime, comics, and games. They have competitors such as Alibaba’s Youku, Tencent Video, and iQiyi, which is publicly traded, but I think it’s mostly or partly owned by Baidu.
So they’ve been growing really fast, like a lot of the tech sector there. Social media revenue in the second quarter was up 72% to $696.2 million. That topped estimates. Its user base is growing well. Also, monthly active users are up 38% to 237 million, and mobile monthly users were up 44%. We’re seeing the same shift there to mobile that we have here as well. Daily active users were up 24% to 62.7 million. Monthly paying users were up 62% as well. So that’s a good sign for monetization. They have about 21 million monthly paying users.
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- [By Keith Noonan]
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- [By Leo Sun]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Leo Sun]
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