Roku continued to see working losses balloon within the fourth quarter to $249.9 million, at the same time as whole lively accounts crossed 70 million customers.
“We plan to proceed to enhance our working expense profile to raised handle via the difficult macro atmosphere, whereas constructing on our platform’s monetization and engagement instruments and partnerships,” the corporate mentioned in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday. “By a mix of working expense management and income progress, we’re dedicated to a path that delivers constructive adjusted EBITDA for full yr 2024.”
Amid the declining advert market and rising working bills, Roku in November mentioned it will lay off round 200 workers within the U.S. as a part of an effort to scale back its headcount bills by 5 %.
The gadget and streaming firm closed out the yr with the discharge of Bizarre, a satirical biopic about “Bizarre Al” Yankovic starring Daniel Radcliffe, on The Roku Channel in November. The corporate didn’t disclose viewership numbers, however David Eilenberg, then the vp and head of Roku Originals, mentioned in November that the movie “drove extra first-time, new audiences to The Roku Channel than any previous content material launch.”
Extra to come back.