On Jan. four, Square (NYSE:SQ) chief executive officer Jack Dorsey converted 100,000 Class B shares into Class A shares and then sold the Square inventory at an average price of $219.53.
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The stock sale is an element of planned sales by the billionaire co founder. He soon started the weekly sales of 100,000 shares on Nov. sixteen. Since then, he has sold 700,000 shares through the latest divestiture of his on Jan. 4.
Estimating the whole sales, he likely generated $160 million in pre-tax proceeds. Heck, even billionaires have bills to pay.
When you are considering selling based on these planned sales, don’t. Square’s got ample space to manage in 2021.
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Square Stock Hits $300 Square stock is today trading at over $240. Since Jan. 1, the stock is up more than ten %.
And that is on top of the 245 % gains it attained in 2020, something I had a suspicion would happen. Here’s what I wrote 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 only $125,000 dropped 700 basis points to forty five %. At the same time, sellers with between $125,000 as well as $500,000 in GPV increased by 100 basis points to twenty eight %. Exactly why is this important? It shows that the company’s revenue is now much more diversified; it today gains from payment processing across businesses of all 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’s up 270 basis points from the previous 12 months. Sellers with yearly GPV between $125,000 as well as $500,000 were $8.7 billion in Q3 2020, or perhaps 10.1 % higher than in the third quarter a year earlier. These 2 groups accounted for 61 % of seller GPV within Q3 2020, 500 basis points higher than the preceding 12 months.
Sure, sellers with yearly GPV less than $125,000 still accounted for thirty nine % of general seller GPV, although it shows larger companies’ acceptance rate, which happens to be important to its ongoing growth.
To get to $300 sooner in 2021, 2 things have to hold growing: Cash App, its finance app, and then Square Capital, its lending platform.