02 August 2018

Fool's Goal

Are you old enough to remember pets.com? Cute Lamb Chop-ish sock puppet spokescritter. Lots o fun to watch the adverts. Didn't last all that long.
It began operations in February 1999 and liquidated in November 2000.
[the wiki]

Before I looked it up just now, I hadn't realized just how short its life was. Poor doggy. Got hit by bus.

Today's missive is about a similar ploy: dinner over the internet. There's in the neighborhood of half a dozen such outfits. Today's report is for (7:09)Blue Apron:
Reports Q2 (Jun) loss of $0.17 per share, in-line with the Capital IQ Consensus of ($0.17); revenues fell 24.6% year/year to $179.6 mln vs the $188.51 mln Capital IQ Consensus.

Customers decreased 24% year-over-year and decreased 9% quarter-over-quarter as the Company progresses through the aforementioned transition period. Average Revenue per Customer was $250 in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $251 in the second quarter of 2017, and $250 in the first quarter of 2018.

Going the way of the sockpuppet doggy? Only time will tell.

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