KeyBanc Downgrades Roku Inc. (ROKU) to Sector Weight

November 29, 2022 3:27 AM EST
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(Updated - November 29, 2022 3:46 AM EST)

KeyBanc analyst Justin Patterson downgraded Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) from Overweight to Sector Weight.

The analyst comments "We are downgrading shares of Roku to Sector Weight as elements of our thesis -- 1) outsized growth in connected TV (CTV) advertising, and 2) critical platform for media partners -- have not manifested. In fact, Roku appears to be ceding market share, and has greater tech debt in its AdTech stack than we envisioned. As resolving these issues requires sustained investment, we believe consensus is too optimistic on 2023E/2024E revenue and gross profit growth (we are 7%/8% and 5%/10% below Street, respectively). We also believe this makes achieving profitability in 2024E challenging, which could exert further pressure on Roku's EV/S multiple (now at 1.9x/1.6x our 2023E/2024E forecasts)."

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Shares of Roku Inc. closed at $53.91 yesterday.

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