Revenue surged 33% in the quarter to $583 million from a year earlier but trailed the FactSet analyst consensus of $591 million.
To be sure, net income registered $769 million, or $2.09 a basic share, in the quarter, swinging from a loss of $537 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-earlier quarter.
Farfetch registered an adjusted loss of 14 cents a share, beating the analyst consensus of a 24-cent loss.
The stock slid 13% to $39.67 in recent trading. It had touched a 52-week low $34.29 on Oct. 12. And it had moved up 15% in the 31 days through Thursday.
Farfetch has a "track record of delivering aggressive market share capture," Chief Executive José Neves said in a statement.
The company "accelerated two-year-stack digital platform gross merchandise value growth to 97% in the third quarter.”
Farfetch “remains on track to achieve our goal of full-year adjusted [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization] profitability and gross-merchandise-value growth above our long-term 30% compound-annualized-growth target.”
For full-year 2021, Farfetch estimates digital platform GMV growth of about 33% and adjusted Ebitda of about $5 million.
Morningstar analyst Jelena Sokolova puts fair value for the stock at $24. “We don’t expect to significantly alter our fair value estimate for Farfetch, as the company reported third-quarter results below its guidance,” she wrote Friday.
“While we believe Farfetch’s business model exhibits traces of a network advantage moat source, we are currently wary of assigning it a moat, given the early stages of industry development, the company’s small size and reach … and lack of business model monetization.”