June 17, 2024
Airbnb stock falls sharply on cautious forecast and as record bookings miss estimates

Airbnb stock falls sharply on cautious forecast and as record bookings miss estimates

Nights booked on Airbnb Inc. hit a record high in the first quarter as more guests traveled overseas and returned to cities, leading to the company’s first profitable start to the year on record, executives announced Tuesday.

But executives’ forecast was less bullish, even though they expect a strong summer travel season and second-quarter revenue growth. They cautioned that growth in nights and experiences booked will be “unfavorable” compared with the year-ago quarter, when there was a surge in travel demand as fears about…

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