Late on Thursday, the Scotts Valley, CA-based American multinational media streaming industry pioneer, Netflix Inc. had issued a statement saying that the 23-year-old media streaming giant had promoted its head of content department Ted Sarandos to co-Chief Executive, pointing towards a move that could make the 20-year Netflix Inc.
veteran a clear successor to Netflix Inc. co-founder Reed Hastings. In point of fact, latest move from the California-based media streaming pioneer came forth as the company had forecasted a lower-than-anticipated growth at its subscriptions over the third quarter of the year, eventually shrugging of nearly a tenth of its market cap on the day’s after-market trading.
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According to Netflix Inc.’s Thursday statement, Sarandos would continue his role as the head of the content department apart from being the co-CEO, while adding that the newly promoted Netflix veteran had no plans to depart anytime soon, Sarandos wrote in a blog post followed by the Netflix announcement, “It’s why I am so excited about being at Netflix for the decade ahead”.
Nonetheless, Sarandos’ role as Netflix Inc. co-CEO would likely to greeted with a growing grudge in the subscription numbers, as the media streaming giant had forecasted that it would likely to add 2.5 million streaming customers over the third quarter of the year, far below from an analysts’ estimate of a growth 5.3 million subscriptions, IBES data from Refinitiv had revealed.
Meanwhile, as the company had also added at its quarterly earnings’ report for the second quarter of the year that CA-based media streaming pioneer had added 10.1 million streaming customers over the past quarter as the ongoing pandemic had forced millions across the globe to stay at home, referring to the bleaker Netflix Inc.
forecast ahead of a reopening of a raft of global economies in the third quarter of the year, a senior analyst from Investing.com, Haris Anwar said, “Investors are disappointed by the weak future guidance and see the initial boost from the pandemic coming to an end.
” On top of that, as the streaming media industry Goliath had reported an earning of $1.59 per share over Q2, 2020, down from an analysts’ projection of $1.81 per share, Netflix Inc. shares faltered as much as 12 per cent to $461.05 apiece in the post-market trading after wrapping up the day 0.79 per cent higher to $527.39.