Vivint Stock Surges 20% Following Q3 Results

During Q3, Vivint increased revenue by $52.7 million to $439.4 million and saw an all-time high in average monthly recurring revenue per user at $66.39.

PROVO, Utah — Vivint Smart Home (NYSE: VVNT) hit a triple whammy with its Q3 results with solid growth in revenues, subscribers and profit.

The company’s third quarter that ended Sept. 30 had a revenue increase by $52.7 million to $439.4 million, representing an increase of 13.6% (18.1% excluding Canada). Meanwhile, the company trimmed its losses to $41 million for the quarter, an improvement of $51.7 million from the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA increased by $36.9 million to $195.5 million. Finally, Vivint grew its subscriber based by 113,418 for the quarter. Total subscribers grew by 4.2% to 1,921,774 (growth was 9.8% ex Canada).

Vivint’s average smart home customer installs approximately 15 devices in their home, interacts with their smart home system more than 12 times per day, and retains service for approximately nine years, according to the company. It also boosted its average revenue per customer to an all-time high in average monthly recurring revenue per user at $66.39. Its attrition rate was 11%.

Wall St. reacted positively to the news with Vivint’s stock leaping 20% to $8.44 per share by the end of the day.

“Our strong results for the third quarter showed substantial year-over-year improvements in total subscribers, revenue, and adjusted EBITDA,” says David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Smart Home. “The unit economics underpinning our record performance continued to shine as well, with average monthly recurring revenue per user increasing to an all-time high and net service cost per subscriber dropping to an all-time low. Moreover, we continue to believe our 11.0% attrition rate for the period is the lowest among national smart home companies by a significant margin. Based on our positive momentum through the first three quarters, we are raising our guidance for total subscribers, revenue, and adjusted EBITDA.”

The company touted the launch of its new Vivint Spotlight Pro lighting solution that can detect people on the monitored property, shine a spotlight on them, and follow them to let them know they are visible. Other product innovations include its Doorbell Camera Pro, Outdoor Camera Pro and Smart Hub display.

Its solar program continues to shine with the company installing nearly 70 megawatts of solar through strategic partners through the third quarter, on pace to install more than 100 megawatts for the full year.

For the full year, the company raised its guidance on total subscribers to between 1.92 and 1.93 million (between 1.86 and 1.92 million previously), and raised its total revenue targets to between $1.65 and $1.67 billion (between $1.60 and $1.63 billion previously).

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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