On Jan. 4, Square (NYSE:SQ) chief executive officer Jack Dorsey converted 100,000 Class B shares into Class A shares and then sold the Square stock at an average price of $219.53.
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The stock sale is actually part of planned sales by the billionaire co-founder. He started the weekly sales of 100,000 shares on Nov. 16. Since that time, he’s sold 700,000 shares through the newest divestiture of his on Jan. four.
To estimate the entire sales, he probably generated $160 million in pre tax proceeds. Heck, even billionaires have bills to pay.
If you are contemplating offering based on these planned sales, don’t. Square’s got lots of space to run in 2021.
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Square Stock Hits $300 Square stock is today trading at more than $240. Since Jan. one, the stock is up over ten %.
And that’s on top of the 245 % gains it realized in 2020, something I had a suspicion would happen. Here is what I published on Jan. three, 2020:
Since Q3 2017, Square’s GPV [gross transaction volume] from sellers with an annual GPV of more than $500,000 grew 700 basis points to twenty seven %. Meanwhile, those sellers with a yearly GPV of less than $125,000 fallen 700 basis points to forty five %. At exactly the same time, sellers with between $125,000 and $500,000 in GPV increased by hundred basis points to twenty eight %. Why is it critical? It implies that the company’s revenue is now a lot more diversified; it now benefits from fee processing across businesses of all the sizes.
How’s it doing a year later on this front?
In the third quarter of 2020, sellers with annual GPV greater than $500,000 accounted for 30.6 % of the $28.8 billion in seller GPV. That is up 270 basis points from the earlier year. Sellers with annual GPV between $125,000 as well as $500,000 were $8.7 billion in Q3 2020, or 10.1 % higher than in the third quarter a year earlier. These two groups accounted for sixty one % of seller GPV within Q3 2020, 500 basis points higher compared to the prior year.
Without a doubt, sellers with annual GPV under $125,000 still accounted for thirty nine % of general seller GPV, although it shows bigger companies’ acceptance rate, which happens to be crucial to its ongoing growth.
To get to $300 sooner in 2021, 2 things have to keep growing: Cash App, the finance app of its, and then Square Capital, its lending platform.