FuboTV generated over $1 billion in revenue in 2022Monday, February 27th, 2023
FuboTV Delivered Over $1 Billion in Global Annual Revenue in 2022; Closed Year With $984 Million in Revenue and 1.445 Million Subscribers in North America
NEW YORK — FuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022, delivering record highs in annual revenue and subscribers across its global business and exceeding previously announced forecasts. Notably, the company surpassed $1 billion in global annual revenue for the first time.
In North America (NA), Fubo achieved $984 million in total revenue (up 55% year-over-year), including $100 million in advertising revenue, and reached 1.445 million subscribers (up 29% year-over-year). Fubo’s fourth quarter revenue in NA was $312.1 million (up 36% year-over-year) while ad revenue was $33.6 million during the quarter (up 30% year-over-year).
In the Rest of World (ROW), the company delivered $7.2 million in revenue and 420,000 total paid subscribers (up 117% year-over-year) during the fourth quarter. ROW includes the results of Molotov, the French live TV streaming service acquired by Fubo in December 2021.
Fubo ended the fourth quarter with $343.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash. The company remains confident in its current liquidity position. The company also drove a 1,127 basis points (bps) year-over-year improvement in Net Loss Margin and a 814 basis points (bps) year-over-year improvement in fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA (AEBITDA) margin for continuing operations1. Additionally, Fubo achieved the most favorable quarterly cash usage since becoming a publicly traded company in October 2020.
Complete fourth quarter and full year 2022 results are detailed in Fubo’s shareholder letter available on the company’s IR site.
“Fubo’s fourth quarter results represent a strong finish to 2022 and an inflection point for our company supported by two very important milestones: we surpassed $1 billion in total annual revenue and $100 million in ad sales annual revenue for the first time,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, Fubo. “The fourth quarter also marked our lowest level of quarterly cash usage in Fubo’s time as a publicly-traded company and we achieved positive gross profit. Over the course of 2022 we undertook bold measures to position our business for today’s challenging macroeconomic environment. We furthermore believe that Fubo’s model will prove to be resilient, profitable and poised to continue to deliver a truly differentiated consumer experience while providing our media partners with a growing distribution platform.”
“Fubo delivered a record fourth quarter and full year across a number of our key financial and operational metrics,” said Edgar Bronfman Jr., executive chairman, Fubo. “In 2022, we added differentiated content, including Bally Sports’ expansive portfolio of regional sports networks, aimed at driving subscriber growth and doubling-down on our sports-first positioning. We believe our continued subscriber growth gives us real leverage in partner negotiations and we are more closely examining which content aligns with our profitability goals. Additionally, we believe our Unified Platform initiative, which will integrate Molotov’s team and technology, will drive further innovation enabling us to deliver a premium experience that surprises and delights our customers. We remain very excited about the opportunity in front of us.”
Q4 2022 Results and 1Q/FY23 Guidance*
Summary Financials (millions) (GLOBAL) 4Q21 4Q22 4Q22 YoY % --------------------------- ------ ------ ---------- Revenue $231.1 $319.3 +38% Total Operating Expenses $324.6 $413.2 +27% Net Loss -$95.4 -$95.9 -0% Net Loss Margin -41.3% -30.0% +1,127 bps Adjusted EBITDA -$73.4 -$75.4 -3% Adjusted EBITDA Margin -31.8% -23.6% +814 bps Key Operating Metrics (NORTH AMERICA STREAMING) 4Q21 4Q22 4Q22 YoY % --------------------------- ------ ------ ---------- Subscribers (thousands) 1,122 1,445 +29% Revenue ($ in millions) $229.6 $312.1 +36% ARPU $72.54 $75.20 +4% Key Operating Metrics (REST OF WORLD STREAMING)** 4Q21 4Q22 4Q22 YoY % --------------------------- ------ ------ ---------- Subscribers (thousands) 193 420 +117% Revenue ($ in millions) $1.5 $7.2 -
* Our full Net Loss for FY22 was -$561.9 million, which includes -$136.9 million loss from discontinued operations. Loss from continuing operations was -$425 million. Our full Net Loss for Q4 2022 was -$152.0 million, which includes -$56.1 million loss from discontinued operations. Loss from continuing operations was -$95.9 million.
** Comparable information for 4Q21 is not presented for ROW Revenue or ARPU because, until our acquisition of the French streaming service, Molotov, in December 2021, we primarily operated in North America and therefore we believe such a comparison would not provide useful information for investors in evaluating our business.
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