Coinbase, and most other assets in crypto markets continue to show a decline in their value. The bearish sentiment is leading to tighter business conditions. All of these factors have adverse effects on company performance.
Coinbase (the most well-known American cryptocurrency exchange) released their third quarter report in 2022. Unfortunately, its revenues aren’t impressive. In addition, the exchange published its 3Q report recently, which did not meet most analysts’ expectations.
According to the data, Coinbase’s revenue dipped by 50% from its last year’s value due to fluctuations in trading activity. Accordingly, Coinbase lost $545 Million compared to its gain of $406 millions for Q3 2021.
Poor Macroeconomic Situations Contribute to the Revenue Decline
Coinbase wrote to shareholdersConcerning the decline in revenue. The firm’s negative position was due to the adverse macroeconomic conditions, and the shrinking crypto market. Hence, the company’s trading volume dropped drastically, leading to a fall in its revenue.
The exchange usually makes about 90% from transaction fees. This is more than the industry average. The bearish crypto market has not helped the exchange’s activity.
The detail of the company’s report has its Q3 transaction revenue at $366 million. It is a 44% decrease in transaction revenue from the first quarter. It did however note a rise of 43% in subscriptions and services revenue, as it reaches $211 millions. Therefore, overall revenue fell 28% compared to Q2 2021.
For earnings before interest tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), the company suffered a $116m loss. It lost $618 million in value compared to the $618 millions it earned during the same quarter 2021.
Trading volume fell by 27% to $159Billion, compared with its $217B in the quarter before. Ethereum performed better than Bitcoin. It contributes 33% of the firm’s total trading volume for the period, while Bitcoin accounts for 31%.
Also, the firm mentioned that its trading volume shifted considerably from the US due to more concerns about regulations and some uncertainty. Coinbase stated that retail investors switched to holding due to the changing macroeconomic environment, which resulted in a reduction of trading volume.
Coinbase saw a drop in users and stock
Additionally, Coinbase’s user base is dropping. Coinbase reported that it had 8.5M monthly transaction users (MTUs) in the third quarter, compared with 9 million MTUs and 9.2 respectively for Q2 and Q1.
It stated that there could be more uncertainty in 2023. The firm stated that they prepare for the next year with a conservative bias and assume more severe macroeconomic conditions.
Coinbase stock is showing signs of a slowing year. Due to the persisting bear market and the firm’s shift from risk-on assets, its stock has dropped by three-quarters of its value since January 2022.
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