Financial services company Square, led by the CEO Jack Dorsey, generated $166,517 million in Bitcoin (BTC) revenue for Q4 2018, shows the financial report, published on Thursday, February 28.
“Excluding $52 million of bitcoin revenue, total net revenue in the fourth quarter was $880 million, up 43% year over year. Excluding $167 million of bitcoin revenue, total net revenue for the full year of 2018 was $3.1 billion, up 41% year over year,” the company explained in its annual report.
“We continued to drive strong revenue growth at scale. In the fourth quarter of 2018, total net revenue grew 51% year over year and Adjusted Revenue grew 64% year over year. Excluding the acquisitions of Weebly and Zesty, which were acquired in the second quarter of 2018, total net revenue and Adjusted Revenue grew 47% and 53% year over year, respectively. Net loss was $28 million, compared to a net loss of $16 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Excluding the loss of $17 million as a result of the mark-to-market valuation of our Eventbrite investment, net loss was $12 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $81 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 97% year over year, with margins improving compared to the fourth quarter of 2017,” reads the fourth quarter shareholder letter.
“We are driving innovation and adoption of new services by reinvesting in our ecosystem: In the fourth quarter of 2018, revenue from products launched in the last five years was 37% of total net revenue and 51% of Adjusted Revenue, up from 22% and 36%, respectively, in the prior year period. Our investment activity is guided by our three ongoing focus areas: strengthening omnichannel commerce, expanding financial services, and growing current international markets. As we reinvest for growth, we are seeing strong momentum in our ecosystem: Notably, Cash App had more than 15 million monthly active customers in December 2018, which is more than double year over year. These three strategic areas represent long-term opportunities for Square to create meaningful value for our customers,” said Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square.