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Opera Limited (OPRA) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

OPRA Earnings Call - Final Transcript

Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA) Q4 2021 earnings call dated Feb. 17, 2022

Corporate Participants:

Matthew Wilson — Head of Investor Relations

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Analysts:

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Mark Argento — Lake Street — Analyst

Alicia Yap — Citi — Analyst

Zaudan Zheng — CICC — Analyst

Presentation:

Operator

Welcome to the Opera Limited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to turn the call over to your speaker today, Matt Wilson, Head of Investor Relations. Please begin.

Matthew Wilson — Head of Investor Relations

Thanks for joining us. With me today, I have our Co-CEO Song Lin; and our CFO, Frode Jacobsen.

Before I hand the call over to Song Lin, I would like to remind everyone that in the conference call today the company will be making statements about future results and expectations, which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Such statements are based on current expectations and how we perceive the current economic environment and are inherently subject to economic, competitive, and other uncertainties and contingencies beyond the control of management. You should be cautioned that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. You may refer to the Safe Harbor statement in the company’s earnings release for details.

Our commentary today will also include non-IFRS financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, which are different from our consolidated financial statements that are prepared and presented based on IFRS. We believe that the use of our non-IFRS financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS. We have also posted unaudited supplemental information on our Investor Relations website that includes historical financial results of Opera, and our our investee Nanobank. We will be live tweeting highlights on the call @InvestorOpera, so please follow along there during the call and in the future.

With that, let me turn the conference call over to our Co-CEO, Song Lin, who will cover our operational highlights and strategy and then Frode will finish up with financials and our expectations going forward. Song?

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Matt, and thank you, everyone, for joining us today. This is Song LIn. So we are excited to report that the fourth quarter of 2021 coming ahead of expectations, closing out a record 2021 for Opera. The investments we have made to develop new products and expanding to new geographies rewarded us with accelerating revenue growth and strengthened our position in higher ARPU markets. Even more encouragingly as we look ahead to 2022 and beyond, we have every expectation that we will continue to grow, driven by continued innovations in our core offering and the tailwind provided by the long-term secular trend as we move towards and increase in the distant future.

So before beginning the call, I would like to offer a few key financial highlights from our fourth quarter. First, revenue was $72.6 million, exceeding the top end of our revenue guidance for the quarter. This was up 45% year-over-year and was fueled by both search and advertising revenue categories. Second, adjusted EBITDA also exceeded the high-end of our guidance at $16.1 million or 22% margin. Our margins expanded even more than expected following the accumulated topline impact of our investments to scale during 2021 and saw our ARPU has increased 62% year-over-year to $0.83 on an annualized basis, reflecting our growth in higher value markets and focus high value segments. Frode will offer more detail on our financial results shortly, but as our financial performance makes clear that being the world’s best independent browser company, this is good business and new strategic value of Opera’s position has never been greater.

One way to look at the direction the Internet is heading, the step changes in scale and complicity as more people need greater portions of their lives online and the requirement for our browser that integrates the tools and features people needs, raise new personalization, security and privacy people want, creates a huge opportunity for Opera. Many players in our space, including ourselves in Opera share a great excitement for the potential of next generation internet services, sometimes referred to as Web 3.0, and the impact it can have on people’s daily lives. While Web 3.0 is still in its inception phase, we can observe multiple trends that suggest that whatever form it takes it will certainly be defined by individuality, the ability to operate as a distinct, permanent and unique individual online, along ways — improved ways to communicate, create, share and transact with other individuals.

So you may have seen that during the first first quarter, we have launched a new browser, both on desktop and mobile with the idea that it will continuously be tailored to the Web 3 audiences. Opera believe that in Web 3.0, the browser is not just a doorway or an onramp, the browser is both the launch pad and foundation for the entire online experiences, from start to finish. So we believe it’s going beyond functionality and enhance the lifestyle that we want to help empower, in addition to providing a unique and compelling browser to potentially high value Web 3 user segment, the Web 3.0 browser and how its audience takes advantage of the product will also allow us to refine and integrate many Web 3 aspects from blockchain to smart contract computing, community governance and momentums for our browsers more broadly. So the logic behind our Web 3 browser is similar to the logic that also drove the launch of our fully integrated gaming browser Opera GX, which is already our highest engagement and the highest ARPU product, and we believe monetization there is still early. For instance, Opera GX had over 14 million users and year-end across both mobile and desktop versions, more than double from a year ago. And on top, annualized ARPU growth from $2.7 in the third quarter to $3 in Q4.

Being an OS independent browser provide us — allow us to tailor make browsers that solve for specifically use case people have. Well known use cases initially appeal two groups that represent segment of the market. This segment can be both very large and also highly attractive. So once the fundamentals of growth and value potential are in place, we go after it at full speed. So the logic goes back to Opera Mini, the best browser for emerging markets which secured our strategic foothold and the brand awareness in Africa, enabling a mobile digitalized in the Web 2.0 and we will play even bigger role moving forward in the Web 3.0.

Since inception, Opera has found success in developing browsers that meet the needs all of the individual users and following success ways, specific user segments we have been able to expand into new areas and services. This is to pass our news content, communications and shopping functionality have all followed. And looking ahead, we see even more reasons our investment in those initiatives will pay off. Ultimately, we believe that each person will need these capabilities, integrated and personalized to be able to fully participate in Web 3 times. So this browser plus strategy has been accelerating user adoption across a number of our strategic initiatives. I should be clear that these initiatives, for example, our Web 3.0 and gaming features as well as moving our content and news offering to new markets are still young. However, each is showing promise and we believe that taken together, that put Opera in a very strong competitive position.

So with increased user engagement alongside the ongoing development of our ad tech business, we have also rapidly grown our advertising revenues. Our tech stacks allow us to aggregate additional high quality inventory to sell to our existing advertising partners and continues to scale as a national audience extension for any advertiser in the open network.

During the quarter, total advertising revenues grew 59% compared to last year and we have also begun forging all partnerships to bring for the shopping functionality into our browser products, which will complement the geographical expansion of our cash back platform and also broaden our e-commerce footprint. And our content and Opera news service continues to resonate with users and we are very pleased with how it has scaled beyond Africa and also into Western markets. Such, the other key revenue component for Opera grew 35% compared to last year and during the quarter we renewed our partnership agreement with the Google, materially similar terms to our previous agreement. We continue to have this deal and the visibility it provides is one of the factors in our confidence for continued revenue growth.

Our overall average monthly active users was 344 million in the quarter compared to 352 million in the prior quarter. Our ARPU increased by 11% from Q3 to Q4, demonstrating the value of our strategy to shift our user base towards higher ARPU, higher [Indecipherable] We talked about it last quarter as we continue to focus our investments and resources in our market and initiatives that offer a combination of high growth potential with high profit potential, and the strategy is working as evidenced during the quarter by the record revenue combined with expanding margins.

In terms of our outlook, given the strengths we are seeing in our advertising and search revenues and with continued improvement in ARPU from all our initiatives to attract and retain high value users, we feel confident in our continued growth trajectory in the years to come, those for the revenue as well as for the margin expansion. So here is a lot to look forward to add Opera and we’re very excited about the future.

So with this, I’ll hand over to Frode for more financial details.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Song Lin. Revenue for the fourth quarter was a record of $72.6 million, up 45% year-over-year and up 9% versus the prior quarter. Specifically, in the quarter, search was $34.8 million, growing 35% year-over-year. This was driven by monetization gains for both PC and mobile browsers. Advertising was $36.7 million, growing 59% year-over-year. This was driven by strong monetization from Opera News and our ad tech platform and our mobile browsers. In total, our full year 2021 revenues exceeded $250 million versus $165 million in 2020.

Our focus on improving the value of our user base continues to drive strong results and as revenue and ARPU grow, our EBITDA margins continue to expand on a materially higher revenue base. In the fourth quarter, each of our users on average generated a record $0.83 on an annualized basis, up 11% sequentially and up 62% compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. We believe that our focus on innovation to create value for those that want more than the default browser will continue to benefit us as we look ahead.

We continue to make headway in new and desirable markets. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, user growth was the strongest in the Americas, this time led by Latin America of 35% and North America up 22%, while we continue to focus investments in emerging markets, more specifically towards users that are monetizable. Consequently, we saw revenue growth across all regions. What this means is that we’re doing a great job of improving the value of every user we have, and that’s something we intend to remain focused on. In terms of gross margin, the three cost items that scale with revenue are tech platform fees, content cost and inventory costs. Combined, they add up to $5.5 million, resulting in a gross margin of $67.1 million or 92%.

On the cost side, while our marketing expense remains higher than it’s been previously typical for Opera, we were able to exceed our revenue trajectory expectations, while at the same time slightly reducing our spend relative to the prior quarters. As a result, we generated better-than-expected adjusted EBITDA of $16.1 million, representing a 22% margin. Our core margins are very high and when our marketing spend comes in below plan and has to scale all of our business continues to grow, our trajectory towards a more normalized profitability level becomes very visible.

As described in our press release, our Q4 net income was colored by non-cash adjustments related to our investee Nanobank. Pending a resolution of the situation in India, a substantial portion of the funds of Nanobank subsidiary there have been subject to seizure, effectively halting operations in India. The other geographies of Nanobank are doing better than ever. But given the current inability to resume operations in India under the standards of IFRS, we believe it’s appropriate to effectively take the book value associated with Nanobank’s Indian subsidiary to zero, as future cash flows are so uncertain. Of course, this does not mean that Nanobank has given up on India. In addition to supporting official inquiries, Nanobank has appealed measures taken against it in the local court system. India represented a very big market for Nanobank pre COVID and the ambition remains to get started again. However, such an outcome is uncertain and any resolution will take time.

As a consequence, our net profit for the quarter was a loss of $84.2 million, taking our full year net profit to negative $15.8 million. Our operating cash flow was positive at $16.5 million for the quarter and in line with adjusted EBITDA as changes in working capital and tax prepayments largely offset one another. Our free cash flow was $13.4 million and our total of cash and marketable securities stood at $181 million at year end, a $12 million reduction versus the third quarter, but that included a $15.2 million repayment of a credit facility related to marketable securities.

Finally, as we announced in mid January, we have put in place a program to repurchase up to $50 million worth Opera shares over the next two years, taking advantage of our strong cash position in an opportunistic way. For management and the Board, this was an easy decision to make as our business is firing on all cylinders with multiple long-term growth opportunities ahead of us.

Now moving to our guidance. For the first quarter, we expect revenue of $67 million to $70 million, representing 33% year-over-year growth at the midpoint. First quarter revenue growth is fueled by expected strong continuing results from Opera’s core search and advertising business, largely offsetting the typical seasonality between the fourth and first quarter. Relative to Q4, we built in about $6 million of additional cost mainly related to marketing and compensation expenses, resulting in $4 million to $7 million of adjusted EBITDA guidance.

For the full year 2022, our revenue guidance is $300 million to $310 million, representing 22% year-over-year growth at the midpoint. We believe the top drivers of revenue growth in ’22 will be the continued growth of our products in Western markets as well as the continuation of underlying ARPU and improvements across our regions. For the full year, we expect adjusted EBITDA to be between $50 million and $60 million, representing an adjusted EBITDA margin of 18% at the midpoint, a significant increase from the 11% margin of 2021.

Profits are expected to benefit from the combination of the additional scale we built during the year, our ongoing strategy of focusing on high profit potential users and stabilizing marketing and distribution spend. Overall, and in sum, Q4 was a great end to 2021. We experienced record revenue for both search and advertising and continued to focus on high potential markets and users. We are very pleased with these results and strongly believe we are pursuing the right strategy of innovating upon our high margin core browser business and continuing to invest in the next wave of the Internet to drive continued growth well into the future.

So with that, I’ll say thanks, and we can open up for questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. [Operator Instructions] We’ll take our first question from Lance Vitanza with Cowen. Your line is open.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Hey, thanks, guys. Can you hear me okay.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Yeah.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Okay, great. Congratulations on such a tremendous quarter. I have a few questions, if you allow. I want to start with the revenue guide for 2022. 20% to 24% revenue growth forecast, could you break that down perhaps into audience growth versus monetization or revenue per per unit of audience, so to speak? And specifically, I guess, on the monetization game, is any of that, do you expect as any of that gain occurring within a given geography or is it really more just the shift of users to more profitable markets or is it both?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Lance, would you mind repeating the opening of the second question?

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Sure, sure. Yeah, on the monetization gain. I’m assuming that at least part of your growth forecast comes from — from more revenues per user. And, and if that’s the case, I’m wondering is that more revenues per user is occurring within a given geography or is it just a function of the fact that you are seeing your user base shift to more profitable markets?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Understood, thanks. Thanks, Lance. I’ll begin with the second. So, when we look at the fourth quarter, the growth that we had compared to the prior quarter was about half and half, driven by the shift in the geo mix towards more Western markets and underlying ARPU improvements within all markets, so on a like-for-like basis. So it was mixed.

And then as it relates to guidance, I think it’s always hard to predict it at the very detailed level, but I think the trend that we saw into Q4 is a pretty good starting point in terms of expectations how we look ahead, and that’s how, how we sort of touch on the combination of successful growth in Western markets, our newer products such as Opera GX, for example, combined with the underlying ARPU growth that we see in all markets.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Okay, and then I guess just then the first part of my question was, as you think about the guidance, the revenue growth, do you expect that a decent portion of that will also come from just expanding the audience or is it mostly going to be just on the monetization side?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

We typically don’t break our guidance into the very specific buckets. So I think we tend to be a bit cautious on, on user expectations, but we, of course, we have products that are scaling well in Western markets. We do expect that to continue. At the same time, when you look at the totality and how we focus in emerging markets on, on the most revenue generating segments, for now I just build the guidance based on the net quite stable.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Fair enough. And then my last question is on the EBITDA margin performance, which is stronger than we had expected and we like the guidance. It looks like you’re expecting essentially a 50% incremental EBITDA margin, right? at the midpoint of your guidance. And we’re looking at basically $50 million to $60 million of incremental revenues and $25 million to $30 million of incremental EBITDA, so a 50% incremental EBITDA margin. Is that — is that mostly the benefit of scaling on the marketing and distribution expense? And how should we think about modeling that line in particular going forward for for the next year, maybe even if you can even beyond that?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

So overall the business has, as we also discussed when we discuss our effective gross margin, that’s well into the ’90s, a very — a very, a model that is — benefits greatly from scale and that’s what we have been investing and accelerating in 2021, why Q4 came in ahead of expectations and why we’ve felt confident as we’ve spoken over the past few quarters, so that we — we expect to continue to see normalization in our profitability. So when you — when you look at our guidance, it’s correct as you say that we increased the revenue at the midpoint by just over $50 million and then you can see we’ve built in about $25 million of additional costs, it’s mainly related to marketing, but also team spend and to some extent cost of revenue as the advertising revenue category becomes bigger, whereas the other ones are more stable in nature.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Okay. And my last question is with respect Nanobank. I’m sorry to hear that things are not being resolved more quickly in India, but pleased to hear that the rest of Nanobank seems to be performing well. Can you give me some, anymore additional information on the scope of the non-India operations? I don’t know what the consolidated revenue picture looks like for, for Nanobank, but any, any update there with respect to total revenue performance at Nanobank in the quarter would be really helpful. And then I guess as a related question, is there any in the worst case scenario that we simply don’t do business in India and India is effectively a zero? Or is there a scenario where for some reason India becomes a negative, where you actually have to pay money to settle with regulators and it becomes, and it detracts from the value of the other assets? Thank you.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Yeah, so to begin with the first part of the question, the revenue growth of Nanobank is driven, but the two bigger countries are Indonesia and Mexico. But we have all countries doing great there, just the different stages of maturity essentially. For the second part of the question, I think what I would say is that we essentially put it to zero in book value now. We wanted to make sure to — while we believe it’s appropriate, we cannot reliably forecast cash flows and then we should not keep a value on our balance sheet to — that, that we cannot properly back up. As I mentioned, does not mean that, that the team is, is giving up on India, it’s quite the contrary as high activity to facilitate an eventual re-launch. In terms of liabilities, I mean, we are an investor. Nanobank itself operates in India through a subsidiary. But I’m not the, I’m not the corporate lawyer, so I’ll be a little bit careful to speculate. But as I see it, we put it to zero. And I couldn’t put it lower than that.

Lance Vitanza — Cowen — Analyst

Okay. Thanks for your help.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Sure.

Operator

The next question comes from Mark Argento with Lake Street. Your line is open.

Mark Argento — Lake Street — Analyst

Excuse me. Good morning, guys. Lot of my questions have been answered, but just I wanted to see, I know you guys earlier in the quarter had talked about launching a crypto product. I wanted to see if you’ve been getting any traction there and do you see an opportunity to launch additional crypto or crypto related Bitcoin products?

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, I guess, this is Song Lin. I can probably just give some color. So yeah, we also talked a bit in this group, about the launching of all of our Europe product which is already available on website, bit its n desktop and mobile, right? So, no, I would say great — great organization that we have been seeing in the industry. It’s probably one of the most bigger launches that Opera has ever made, right?, especially that now it’s all [Indecipherable] So high level I would say on.Yes, even though super early stage where even quite early access machines and many of them are also, which show a lot of good acceptance from the community which probably give us even more confidence, that’s the right thing to do.

And I think to us probably at this stage probably more important is to show our stance that as a browser company and probably also the one of the biggest third party independent ones, we feel that we are from the level of Web 2.0 decentralization and we feel that is a right place to be. So, yeah even though we have not really color too much about it in terms of revenue among other things, we feel that it’s the right time to talk about it and hopefully in the coming of this full year you will be able to see us talk a lot more around the topics and what we can do.

Mark Argento — Lake Street — Analyst

Great, that’s helpful. And then just pivoting back to the Nanobank in India, can you just refresh us a little bit as to what the issues are there? And you had mentioned kind of a re-launch and what’s the probability or what needs to happen to get — get that business relaunched in India?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Yeah, I’ll recap a bit. So at least seeing — seeing from our perspective, there are some, the Minister of Finance processed to look into what seemed to be most focused on platform fees how Nano develops their platform centrally and uses it across its markets. It’s a key component of the value offering. It’s what enables them to scale quickly, while at the same time keeping loan losses under control. That product is then licensed from its central operations to the various operating countries and it was that fee payable from the subsidiary in India that I think triggered the review. As of now, I don’t think any formal accusations have been made. But, but their funds are frozen, so they, they cannot operate.

Mark Argento — Lake Street — Analyst

Got it. All right. Thanks, guys. Appreciate it.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Thanks, Mark.

Operator

We’ll take the next question from Alicia Yap with Citigroup. Your line is open.

Alicia Yap — Citi — Analyst

Hi, good evening, and good morning management. Thanks for taking my questions and also congrats on the solid results. My first question is related to the user growth. So it does look like your strategy of shifting focus to the higher ARPU markets like America has worked out. Just wondering how much more leg room that can we anticipate that we can further grow and further penetrate in the American market. in terms of new user growth for this year?

And then second questions I have is, in light of these geographic mix, any meaningful change of the advertising category mix that we are gaining from the new ad demand from these higher ARPU Americas market? So any new industry vertical that we are in the early stage of penetrating that we could further attract the aperture from especially, for let’s say this year or next couple of years?

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, maybe I’ll try to answer that. Yeah, first of all, I would say that we’re definitely going to see very good growth opportunity in our Western markets, especially in the US and also in Europe or in South America, Brazil and Argentina and those countries. That yes like, we feel that we’re quite early stage, ‘consider the size of the market, consider we are still relatively small in size, we feel that there’s a lot of lot of room for us to grow compared to the margin marketplace in Africa, we are already won the almost the market leader there well, of course, the Western market, is still long, long way to go. And then we feel that huge win that will continue the growth. So we feel that, yes the growth exploration will only be accelerated on that.

And then you asked about the potential vertical. For instance, we saw that traveling definitely coming back from what we saw both in Q4 and also in Q1 this year. Yeah, what is that very good growth back and hopefully ways also the lifting up of many COVID restrictions in Western markets, we will see a lot more growth there. So very excited about it. So finally we we can, you can take it what we have already planned almost to pre-COVID, which is great. And then on top I would say, yeah, I mean, very good growth, cash back and related products. So very excited about it.

And then finally, of course, gaming is growing very nicely to get all the gaming products. And yeah, we do see that, that trend will continue. So, yeah, so as a summary, we feel that traveling, gaming and e-commerce will probably be very strong verticals that will help us to continue to grow on the amounts to come.

Alicia Yap — Citi — Analyst

I see. Great, thank you. If I, just one last follow-up on the margin questions. Just kind of like looking at your 4Q, which EBITDA came in at 22%, but for your 1Q guidance and your full year guidance it does look slight percentage of margin it does looks lower that 4Q. For 4Q because we — we understand a little bit, right, on the, and the revenue came in better so it’s kind take this leverage that appears on 4Q, right. But we can’t budget that in so that our full year margin now is about 18%. But I guess from the spending, wanted to get some color, is it more towards first half that we will still spend a bit more aggressive so that we will ride on the momentum to grow these use in this new market and then maybe tail-off a little bit into the second half income of the spending? So any colors in terms of the trends that we should be expecting?

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Yeah, so we know…

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure, yeah, go ahead.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

We tend to lower margins in the first quarter if you look, if you look back to. So in this particular context we — for seasonality we expect revenues to come in slightly below Q4, which is the norm. And I think the only time in history that did not happen was Q1 2021. On top of that we built in about $6 million of extra cost. Some of this is compensation, but we also think that marketing will be a bit higher in Q1 than it was in Q4. So that’s how it builds up. As you mentioned, we — we believe in a good margin — margin expansion for the year as a whole, but we typically start off below the annual average average margin in the beginning of the year.

Alicia Yap — Citi — Analyst

I see, okay, great, helpful. Thank you.

Frode Jacobsen — Chief Financial Officer

Sure.

Operator

[Operator Instructions] We’ll take our next question from Zaudan Zheng [Phonetic] with CICC. Your line is open.

Zaudan Zheng — CICC — Analyst

Good morning, management, and thanks for taking my questions. I got two questions here regarding Opera strategy for Metaverse and browser products respectively. So first of all, Opera has accomplished several notable milestones to venture into Metaverse. So how do we plan to further embrace this field and what do you think of our monetization potentials? Secondly, in terms of browser products, Opera GX has been proved to be a very successful launch. So do we see any opportunity to enter into a more verticals except for gaming? Thank you.

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Okay. So, I’m not sure if I catch all of it, the voice is a bit mixed, but I will try right. So, yeah just to comment that if I hear you correctly, you are asking about monetization opportunity for the Metaverse, right. So I would say, yes, so I think you also mentioned GX. So I would, of course that GX itself we don’t really see it as a browser instead of more like lifestyle thing that user spend high among it. They use it to watch gaming news, to chat with others by the integrated chatting functionalities. And of course, while the incorporating ways, our gaming engine made by game maker, they are now also be able to play games into it. So, yeah, so overall I would say even though we have not really started any monetization seriously in that space just because of the high user engagements in the GX platform, we already now reported that the GX has already now has the highest ARPU about all the Opera products and is already quite — quite profitable already, right? So we have published that scripts for the annualized ARPU and then you can just imagine by results you could also really come up to big numbers of revenues.

So I think it will be full out for this year. We’re well try to speak with the same strategy that will further focus on saying this is already very profitable, we will probably study by focusing on providing more interesting functionalities within our core data GX Metaverse allow them to play more games and then there will be more interesting fun creations, allow also more creations to also be able to create games for their platform. So those are about the priority, but of course yes when we expect that when more user actually spend more time on to it, then very naturally, ARPU will, the upward trend of ARPU will grow and that’s when we benefit in revenue as well.. So I would say that’s a high level cover of what we see in the Metaverse and this as a farmer luckily, we are one of the few ones which even though at the starting phase are already quite profitable in that space and hopefully we’ll just be able to continue to grow. So it’s a very healthy business.

And then you mentioned about other vertical, right. So I would say the launch of our Web 3.0 browser is a very good example in Q1, that we feel — n that’s also very interesting vertical that we want people to be able to see because same as in GX we really feel the trend of decentralization and Web 3.0 as almost one of the lifestyle theme that we want to be able to build a browser. Well, we can use it to capture all the related ecosystem, user can benefit in this browser and use it not only as a browser but also as a platform to to remain integrative stuffs. So, yeah, so that’s one of the initiatives that we really focus on and hopefully we’ll be able to also grab that and replicate what we have been seeing on GX.

Zaudan Zheng — CICC — Analyst

Okay, got it, got it. Thank you.

Operator

We have no further questions in queue at this time. I would like to turn the call back over to Song Lin for any closing remarks.

Lin Song — Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Excellent. So, yeah, so I would say for all of you, thank you again for joining us today. As you have heard, we believe Opera is well positioned to continue to grow and I’m very excited around our core business and our new initiatives. Finally, we are also excited about the potential that the Web 3 has for Opera. The history of the browser is only just beginning. And we appreciate your time, and we look forward to speaking with you again.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

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Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) were down over 2% on Friday. The stock has dropped 32% year-to-date and 35% over the past 12 months. Earlier this week, the

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