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Digital Asset Platform Bakkt's Q2 Loss Narrows to $27.6M; Year Revenue Forecast Range Cut

Courtney Crow

In the second quarter, digital asset platform Bakkt (BKKT) reduced its net loss quarter to $27.6 million, a near 13% improvement compared to the $31.9 million loss it recorded during the same period last year.

The firm's net revenue jumped 60% to $13.6 million from $8.5 million in the second quarter of last year.

Bakkt, however, toned down its guidance for the year. The digital asset platform now expects net revenue to grow to $57 million to $62 million during 2022, compared with its earlier guidance of $60 million to $80 million. It also expects to use $135 million to $140 million of cash in the year, down from the $150 million to $170 million it had projected earlier.

The firm, which went public in October last year via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger, attributed the guidance change to the market conditions and summer air-travel supply constraints.

Bakkt had said in its Q4 results that it expected to incur losses in 2022 and said it continues to foresee net losses for the year.

Shares of Bakkt were up over 3% at $3.28, during pre-market trading.