The Trade Desk, Inc. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Press release · 05/11 06:11
The Trade Desk, Inc. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

The Trade Desk, Inc. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

The Trade Desk, Inc. reported a 42% increase in revenue to $294.4 million for Q1 2024, with a net income of $101.2 million. The company’s gross margin was 74%, and operating margin was 44%. The Trade Desk’s cash and cash equivalents increased to $1.4 billion, and total assets reached $3.2 billion. The company’s stock had 445.2 million shares of Class A common stock and 43.9 million shares of Class B common stock outstanding as of April 30, 2024.

Executive Summary

The Tremendous Company performed well financially in the first quarter of 2024, with strong revenue growth of 28% year-over-year. Net income also increased substantially to $31.7 million.

Financial Highlights

Q1 2024 Q1 2023 Change
Revenue $491 million $383 million +28%
Net Income $31.7 million $9.3 million +239%

Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

  • The company operates an advertising platform that benefits from the increased need for automation in ad buying. Key opportunities for growth include expanding globally, increasing advertising inventory, utilizing retail media, and improving data usage and targeting capabilities.

  • However, economic uncertainty such as rising interest rates, inflation, and changes in currency exchange rates could decrease demand for advertising and disrupt sales channels. The extent of impact on revenue and earnings is uncertain.

Quarterly Financial Results

  • Revenue increased 28% year-over-year to $491 million, driven by more advertisers using the platform and more ad campaigns from existing clients.

  • Expenses grew at a slower pace than revenue, indicating operating leverage. Platform operations costs rose due to greater platform usage. Sales & marketing and technology costs increased to support business growth. General & administrative costs declined due to lower stock-based compensation.

  • Net income improved from $9.3 million to $31.7 million due to revenue growth combined with expense management.

Cash Flow, Debt and Stock Repurchases

  • The company generated $185 million in cash flow from operations during the quarter. It has $918 million in cash/equivalents and $501 million in short-term investments, providing substantial operating liquidity.

  • The company has $443 million available under its revolving credit facility, further enhancing financial flexibility.

  • Under its stock repurchase program, the company repurchased $125 million worth of its own shares in Q1 2024. An additional $647 million was authorized for future repurchases.


The Tremendous Company delivered excellent revenue growth and profitability in Q1 2024 while maintaining a strong balance sheet. It is well-positioned competitively and financially to continue gaining market share in programmatic advertising.

Key opportunities exist to expand internationally, broaden advertising inventory, utilize retail media, and enhance data and targeting capabilities. If executed successfully, these strategies should fuel sustainable long-term growth for the business.

At the same time, the company faces macroeconomic uncertainty that could disrupt near-term results. Management will need to skillfully navigate any downturn while staying focused on long-term strategic priorities.

Overall the business fundamentals appear solid, even if some temporary caution is prudent given the risk of an economic slowdown. Continued investment in the platform, inventory, data and sales capabilities should drive growth over time as programmatic advertising expands globally.