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(Reuters) – Funds processor Sq. Inc (NYSE: SQ) reported on Tuesday a 64% leap in second-quarter income as shoppers elevated on-line shopping for and used its peer-to-peer Money App platform throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sq.’s Money App noticed a 167% spike in transactions within the second quarter ended June 30 because the coronavirus-triggered lockdown compelled extra People to buy on-line, whereas folks additionally signed as much as obtain authorities assist.
The Money App, which instantly competes with PayPal Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo app, permits customers to ship cash to one another at no cost. The app expenses charges to companies when customers select to immediately deposit cash from the app into their bank accounts, relatively than wait a number of days.
Sq., based and led by Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) Chief Government Officer Jack Dorsey, was initially anticipated to report second-quarter earnings on Aug. 5.
The corporate stated it launched the figures as a result of “early exterior entry of the corporate’s quarterly financials”.
The funds processor posted a lack of $11.5 million, or three cents per share, in contrast with a lack of $6.7 million, or 2 cents per share final 12 months.
Its subscription and services-based income, which incorporates earnings from Sq.’s software program choices, rose 38% to $346 million.
Whole internet income rose to $1.92 billion from $1.17 billion final 12 months.
(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru, Enhancing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Aditya Soni)