GoDaddy’s revenue up 15% in Q3 2016 (domain revenue is up 10%)

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

GoDaddy reported that overall revenue grew by 15% while domains revenue of $236.6 million, is up 10.0% year over year.

1 million .UK domains in the United Kingdom have been registered at Godaddy. That is an estimated 25% of Britain’s most popular domains.

“GoDaddy turned in another strong quarter, with results again exceeding the top-end of our guidance.  I’m particularly pleased with the advancements we’ve made in both new product introductions, and how we serve our global markets.  We’ve proven our ability to successfully scale the business, delivering compelling products and experiences that will continue to grow our business over the long term,” said Blake Irving, GoDaddy Chief Executive Officer.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue of $472.1 million, up 14.8% year over year, or 16.4% on a constant currency basis.
  • Domains revenue of $236.6 million, up 10.0% year over year.
  • Hosting and Presence revenue of $174.1 million, up 15.5% year over year.
  • Business Applications revenue of $61.4 million, up 35.5% year over year.
  • International revenue of $129.2 million, up 21.4% year over year, or 27.2% on a constant currency basis.
  • Total bookings of $534.3 million, up 12.3% year over year, or 13.1% on a constant currency basis.
  • Net income of $8.3 million, represented a positive swing versus a net loss of $5.2 million in the prior year.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $99.7 million, up 26.7% year over year.
  • Unlevered free cash flow of $95.6 million, up 19.9% year over year.
  • Customers were 14.5 million at quarter end, up 7.2% year over year.
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) of $127, up 6.5% year over year.

Business Highlights

  • Registered 1 millionth .UK domain in the United Kingdom. An estimated 25% of Britain’s most popular domains are now registered through GoDaddy.
  • Launched Domain Connect Initiative, making it easier for customers to connect their domain names to their web service of choice, regardless of their domain name registrar.
  • Acquired ManageWP to offer a single destination for best-in-class WordPress management and hosting.
  • Launched WordPress Websites featuring an exclusive WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process helping our customers get started quickly.
  • Launched Email Archiving and Email Encryption add-on services for Office 365 users making it easier for small business owners to transmit, store and protect valuable data, and simpler for those operating in regulated industries to remain compliant.
  • Joined a growing consortium of U.S. companies to help promote best practices and share ideas to eliminate the gender pay gap.

Balance Sheet

At September 30, 2016, total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $565.8 million, total debt was $1,075.3 million and net debt was $509.5 million.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

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