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Shopify Announces Robust Growth in Q1 with Increases in Revenue and GMV

Shopify has reported a strong performance in the first quarter, showcasing a 23% increase in both gross merchandise volume (GMV) and revenue, with figures reaching $60.9 billion and $1.9 billion respectively. This upward trajectory represents a year-over-year growth of 29% after adjustments for the sale of logistics businesses, via Yahoo.

Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify, expressed enthusiasm about the results, highlighting the strategic shifts the company has made. “Our outstanding Q1 performance is clear proof of our dedication to the new shape of Shopify, our commitment to operating with a consistent team size, and our focus on building for the long-term to deliver both growth and profitability,” said Finkelstein.

The company’s merchant solutions revenue saw a 20% rise to $1.4 billion, with gross payments volume (GPV) escalating to $36.2 billion, accounting for 60% of the GMV processed during the quarter. Notably, subscription solutions revenue surged by 34% to $511 million, driven by an increase in the merchant base and recent pricing adjustments on standard subscription plans. Furthermore, monthly recurring revenue as of March 31, 2024, climbed by 32% to $151 million.

In addition to revenue growth, Shopify also reported a 33% increase in gross profit dollars, reaching $957 million. The gross margin for the quarter improved significantly, standing at 51.4%.

Looking ahead to the second quarter, Shopify anticipates revenue growth at a high-teens percentage rate year-over-year. This projection adjusts to a growth rate in the low-to-mid-twenties when considering the 300 to 400 basis points impact from the sale of logistics businesses. However, the company expects a slight decrease in gross margin, approximately 50 basis points.

These figures underscore Shopify’s strong start to the year and its ability to adapt and thrive despite changes in its business structure. The company continues to demonstrate its resilience and strategic savvy in a competitive e-commerce environment, setting a positive outlook for the rest of the year.

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