Netflix Q1 earnings preview: Ad tier, password sharing crackdown to take center stage

Netflix (NFLX) is set to report first quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday as investors eagerly await updates regarding the company’s recently launched ad-supported tier, in addition to its controversial crackdown on password-sharing.

Here’s what Wall Street expects from the streaming giant, according to Bloomberg consensus estimates:

The company previously said it will no longer provide subscriber growth guidance as “revenue is our primary top line metric.” As a result, commentary surrounding its various revenue initiatives will be paramount for analysts and investors.

“We’re still very early in both [advertising video on demand] and paid sharing, but any commentary on conversion, churn and/or adoption of the new offerings is more important to our thesis than 1Q results,” Jefferies wrote in a client note earlier this month.

The bank estimated both initiatives will drive a “reacceleration” towards double digit revenue growth by the end of 2023 and well into 2024, although there…

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