The above graph represents the GoDaddy average revenue per user, by quarter. GoDaddy ARPU increased 6.76% YoY in Q4 2019 to $158 – the highest-ever till date. The growth in GoDaddy global ARPU was primarily due to the increasing customer spending on the products offered by the company during the period.
Growth in GoDaddy ARPU by Quarter: History
|Source||GoDaddy Quarterly Reports|
|Note||GoDaddy fiscal year starts from January 1st|
Q1 2019 was the first time when the GoDaddy ARPU hit $150 mark, with 18.8 million customers worldwide. The company witnessed nearly 8.7% year-over-year increase in its average revenue per user during the first quarter.
Interestingly, in Q2 2018, the internet domain registrar generated on an average $142 from its every customer. That’s a record 10.2% YoY increase from $129 ARPU the company generated in Q2 2017.
Note: GoDaddy defines its ARPU as total revenue during the preceding 12 month period divided by the average of the number of total customers at the beginning and end of the period.
About GoDaddy Inc: Additional Information
GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) is the world’s one of the largest internet domain name registrar and web hosting company. In 1997, Bob Parsons formed a company named “Jomax Technologies”, which later became GoDaddy. On May 28, 2014, the company was incorporated in Delaware.
In 2005, GoDaddy became the largest ICANN-Accredited registrar on the Internet.
In January 2009, GoDaddy began offering .IN domain names to small businesses in India. While in June 2012, the company launched its full-scale operations in India which soon became the company’s largest international office.
In July 2011, GoDaddy Group Inc agreed to be bought by a private equity consortium led by KKR, Silver Lake, and Technology Crossover Ventures, for about $2.25 billion.
On April 7, 2015, GoDaddy completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 26,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock, at a public offering price of $20.00 per share.
GoDaddy’s top acquisitions include Outright.com (July 2012), M.dot Inc (February 11, 2013), Locu (August 19, 2013), Media Temple (October 15, 2013), Afternic (September 19, 2013), Mad Mimi (August 20, 2014), Worldwide Media (December 7, 2015), FreedomVoice for $42M (May 17, 2016), ManageWP (September 6, 2016), Cognate (September 25, 2018), Sellbrite (April 10, 2019).
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