Snap shares plunged 41% on Tuesday, putting the company on pace for its worst day ever and dragging down other social media and digital ad company stocks.
The tumble comes after Snap issued a warning on Monday to investors saying it won’t meet its own targets for revenue and adjusted earnings in the current quarter.
“Since we issued guidance on April 21, 2022, the macroeconomic environment has deteriorated further and faster than anticipated,” the parent company of Snapchat said in an SEC filing.
Snap’s shares are down about 84% from a 52-week high in September 2021 and are off more than 70% year to date.
Snap’s warning is also impacting the ad tech industry. The Trade Desk fell 18%, Magnite slipped 13% and PubMatic is also down more than 14%.
“We expect all online ad platforms to feel some impact of a significant consumer pullback,” Morgan Stanley analysts said in a Tuesday note to investors. “Advertising is cyclical.”