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Hellofresh Shares Plunge 7% on Investor Fears Despite Raising Q2 Earnings Estimates

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Updated: 14 July 2020

Shares of Hellofresh, the German international meal-kit company, were down 7% today despite the company hiking its earnings guidance for Q2 2020. The company’s stock gapped higher at the open today before giving up all its gains amid a broad market selloff.

Hellofresh raised its Q2 earnings estimates to between €965 million and €975 million, which is much higher than previous analysts’ estimates. The company also expects full-year revenues to increase by between 55% and 70% boosted by the coronavirus pandemic, which made customers order more from meal-prep companies as opposed to eating out.

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Rising Sino-US tensions combined with fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections after California reimposed some lockdown restrictions triggered the selloff. Investors are worried that the second wave of COVID-19 infections is likely to derail the economic recovery that is currently underway as countries reimpose lockdown measures.

Hellofresh has a huge international presence, which has contributed significantly to its current performance and is likely to keep growing over the medium-term.