Why ODDITY Tech Shares Are Jumping Today

Zinger Key Points
  • ODDITY Tech approved a $150 million share buyback, strengthening shareholder value with robust cash reserves and no financial debt.
  • ODDITY Tech raised Q2 FY24 revenue guidance to ~$189M and adjusted EPS to ~$0.69.

ODDITY Tech Ltd. ODD shares are trading higher after the company approved a share buyback and raised its second-quarter guidance.

Buyback: The company’s Board approved a share buyback program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $150 million of the company shares.

ODDITY presently holds over $250 million in cash, cash equivalents, and investments, with zero financial debt and an additional $100 million available through an undrawn credit facility.

The company’s cash deployment strategy prioritizes reinvestment in the business, mergers and acquisitions, and share buybacks.

Outlook: Following the approval of the buyback plan, ODDITY revised its second-quarter FY24 outlook for revenue to ~$189 million (from $185 million-$189 million earlier) vs. an estimate of $187.43 million.

It also updated adjusted EBITDA to ~$60 million (from $53 million-$56 million) and adjusted EPS to ~$0.69 vs. street view of $0.63.

Last month, ODD reported first-quarter adjusted EPS of $0.61, beating the consensus of $0.49 estimate and sales of $211.63 million exceeded the street view of $205.14 million.

Price Action: ODD shares are up 19.7% at $43.99 at the last check Friday.

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