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- Latest Earnings Report From MicroStrategy
- Financial Performance in Q2 2023
- MicroStrategy's Vision and Strategies
Software company MicroStrategy is continuing its Bitcoin investments with its latest purchase of 467 BTCs, significantly contributing to its Q2 profits.
Latest Earnings Report From MicroStrategy
MicroStrategy, the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, has announced its financial results for the second quarter of the 2023 fiscal year.
One of the standout highlights of the report is MicroStrategy's Bitcoin holdings. The company has been steadily accumulating the crypto as part of its capital allocation strategy.
Its co-founder and chairman, Michael Saylo,r has been a very vocal proponent of Bitcoin. He recently revealed that the company had acquired an additional 467 BTC for $14.4 million. The company had previously reported the purchase of 12,333 BTCs in the month of June. As of July 31, 2023, MicroStrategy held a staggering 152,800 bitcoins, acquired at a total cost of $4.53 billion, with an average price of $29,672 per bitcoin.
Financial Performance in Q2 2023
Andrew Kang, the Chief Financial Officer of MicroStrategy, emphasized the importance of their bitcoin holdings in light of favorable factors such as increasing institutional interest, progress on accounting transparency, and ongoing regulatory clarity for bitcoin.
MicroStrategy's gross profit for the second quarter of 2023 was $93.3 million, representing a gross margin of 77.5%. By reducing operating expenses by 88.2% from that of Q2 2022 and other significant changes in the company’s loss and revenue structure, MicroStrategy was able to bring in its digital asset impairment losses to $24.1 million for Q2 2023, compared to the significantly higher amount of $917.8 million in Q2 2022.
MicroStrategy's Vision and Strategies
In its latest earnings report, MicroStrategy spoke about its two corporate strategies: first, to acquire and hold bitcoin as a dependable store of value, and second, to grow its enterprise analytics software business to promote its vision of Intelligence Everywhere. The company views Bitcoin as an attractive investment and has been committed to increasing its bitcoin holdings over time.
President and CEO Phong Le highlighted their new MicroStrategy ONE platform, saying,
“Our new MicroStrategy ONE platform is the most important product innovation in the history of our company because it represents a fundamental shift in our industry to harness the power of business intelligence and artificial intelligence together to upgrade the way organizations do business. The growth in our recurring revenue this quarter illustrated the strength of our enterprise cloud platform, despite ongoing macroeconomic headwinds.”