MicroStrategy MSTR reported a sharp increase in revenue as its CEO announced that the firm expects to buy more Bitcoin BTC/USD but could also sell some in the future.
What Happened: MicroStrategy's financial results for this year's first quarter show a 10.3% increase in total revenues, bringing them to $122.9 million, while the firm's product licenses and subscription revenues increased by 52.3%, reaching $31.3 million.
Michael Saylor, the company's CEO, said that the firm plans to continue accumulating Bitcoin.
“We continue to be pleased with our bitcoin strategy. We successfully raised more than $1 billion of additional capital in the quarter to expand our Bitcoin holdings, which now exceed 91,000 Bitcoins. [...] We will continue to acquire and hold additional bitcoin as we seek to create additional value for shareholders,” the report says.
Later in the announcement, MicroStrategy admits it may consider selling at least a portion of its significant BTC holdings for-profit.
Why It Matters: Tesla TSLA's CEO Elon Musk revealed the automaker sold 10% of its Bitcoin holdings to prove its liquidity as an alternative to holding cash on its balance sheet.
No, you do not. I have not sold any of my Bitcoin. Tesla sold 10% of its holdings essentially to prove liquidity of Bitcoin as an alternative to holding cash on balance sheet.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2021
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The electric car manufacturer's recently-released first-quarter earnings report showed that the company sold $272 million worth of Bitcoin, with a “positive impact” of $101 million on the company’s profitability. Tesla invested $1.5 billion of its balance sheet into Bitcoin in early February.
Price Action: MicroStrategy shares traded 1.99% higher, at $668.06 at press time.
Tesla stock traded at $706 with a 4.28% increase.
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