Crypto mining firm Marathon Digital missed earnings and revenue expectations with its second-quarter 2023 results.
Marathon’s Q2 2023 results on Aug. 8 reported revenues of $81.8 million compared to Zacks Investment Research’s estimate of $83.2 million.
The crypto miner reported a earnings per share net loss of 13 cents compared to Zacks’ estimate of a 3 cents per share loss.
Marathon’s share price largely remained sideways after market close, recording a 1.65% drop in after-hours trading to around $15.50 per share according to Google Finance.
Marathon’s chairman and CEO Fred Thiel said in a press release that the firm significantly grew its hash rate and improved efficiency over the quarter.
“In Q2, we grew our energized hash rate 54% from 11.5 to 17.7 exahashes,” Thiel reported. He added Marathon also increased its Bitcoin (BTC) production with a record 2,926 Bitcoin mined during the quarter, representing around 3.3% of the network’s rewards over that time.
Marathon reported a $23.4 million gain due to selling 63% of the Bitcoin mined in the quarter, used to fund operating costs. Impairment charges on the value of its held digital assets were $8.4 million.
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