JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, but said its businesses were showing steady growth despite ongoing volatility and uncertainty.
Revenue grew 14% to $342 million. “Volatility and uncertainty remain elevated creating headwinds to overall revenue growth,” Chief Financial Officer Lior Shemesh said.
Wix, whose shares have slid 55% so far in 2022, projected revenue growth of 10-13% in 2022 as long as the macro environment does not deteriorate further.
It seeks to achieve a free cash flow margin of 20% by 2025.
For the second quarter, Wix estimated revenue of $342-$346 million, representing annual growth of 8-10% but below analysts‘ forecasts of $356 million.
(Reporting by Steven Scheer; editing by Jason Neely)