How did the Redbubble (ASX:RBL) share price respond last earnings season?

Let’s examine last years results.
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The Redbubble Ltd (ASX: RBL) share price will be closely watched this reporting season.

The online marketplace operator was regarded as a market darling last year as consumers flocked online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many investors will be interested to know how Redbubble performed last year and whether the company can maintain its growth.

Let’s take a look at how the Redbubble share price responded last earnings season.

Here’s how the Redbubble share price responded last year

The Redbubble share price rocketed to record highs after reporting its full-year results last reporting season.

Investors jumped for shares in the e-commerce company after Redbubble announced a 36% increase in marketplace revenue of $349 million for the year.

The e-commerce company also reported a surge in operating earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 141% to $15.3 million.

Redbubble cited the acceleration towards online transactions and a weaker Australian dollar for the jump in earnings.

The online marketplace also reported rapidly expanding profit margins with a large proportion of the company’s costs being fixed.

The solid profit results acted as a springboard for the Redbubble share price for the remainder of 2020.

After releasing its results in August, shares in Redbubble surged to an all-time high of $7.35 in late January.

Snapshot of the Redbubble share price

Redbubble is an ASX-listed online marketplace connecting independent artists with consumers or businesses that want to buy their products.

Shares in Redbubble have struggled to maintain their lofty highs in 2021.

Since hitting record highs in late January, the Redbubble share price has more than halved.

The initial catalyst that sent Redbubble shares tumbling can be traced back to February.

The company’s share price took a dive after releasing its half-year results for 2021.

For the 6 months ending 31 December, Redbubble reported a 96% increase in marketplace revenue of $352.8 million.

Its gross profit also increased 118% for the period to $144 million. In addition, the company reported strong customer demand with 572,000 artists making sales.

Despite the promising results, Redbubble noted that customer orders were significantly affected by COVID-19 constraints during the Christmas period.

In addition, investors were left disappointed after Redbubble reported shrinking margins

Despite weaker results, the company has maintained an ambitious revenue target of $1.25 billion by 2024.

Redbubble is scheduled to release its full-year results for FY21 tomorrow.

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