Snapchat Parent's Co-Founders Agree To $1 Annual Paycheck After Dismal Q2 Numbers

Snapchat parent Snap Inc SNAP co-founders Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel have agreed to serve in their respective executive roles for a compensation of $1 per year.
What Happened: Murphy and Spiegel entered into “new long-term employment agreements” with Snap to serve as chief technology officer and chief executive officer, respectively, at least through Jan. 1, 2027, for $1 per year, according to an investor letter.

The duo will receive no equity compensation but the board agreed to issue a stock split in the form of a dividend of one Class A share for each outstanding share should the Class A share price reach $40 within the next 10 years.

“The effect of the stock dividend, if paid, would allow Snap’s co-founders to donate or sell additional Class A shares instead of donating or selling Class B or Class C shares,” Snap said.
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Why It Matters: Murphy and Spiegel control over 99.5% of Snap’s voting rights, according to the company.

For the stock split to take place, the company’s shares would have to rise more than threefold from current levels.

Snap posted second-quarter revenue of $1.11 billion, a rise of 13% from a year earlier. The company reported a loss of $0.02 per share, missing a Wall Street estimate of a loss of $0.01 per share.

The company said its second-quarter results “do not reflect our ambition for our business.”

Price Action: On Thursday Snap shares plunged 26.9% to $11.97 in extended trading, after closing 5.5% higher at $16.37, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

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