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KeyBanc's Numbers To Watch In Luckin Coffee's Q2 Report

Jayson Derrick

Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee Inc (NASDAQ: LK) is expected to report "strong" metrics in its first-ever earnings release Aug. 14, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets. 

The Analyst

Eric Gonzalez maintained an Overweight rating on Luckin Coffee with an unchanged $22 price target.

The Thesis

Heading into Luckin's earnings report, Gonzalez said in a Friday note that he is modeling for the following metrics. (See his track record here.) 

  • The addition of 5.4 million new customers.
  • A retention rate close to 30%
  • A gross average selling price (before taxes, excluding free offers) of close to 11 yuan ($1.56).
  • Total sales of 85 million items across approximately 2,900 stores, or 358 average units sold per day.
  • Total revenue of around 850 million yuan (consensus 854 million yuan).
  • Restaurant-level losses of around 850 million yuan (consensus 110 million yuan).
  • An operating loss of around 746 million yuan (consensus 703 million yuan).

Mobile App Data

Data from QuestMobile can be used to gauge Luckin's mobile app usage given a correlation of more than 90%, the analyst said.

Extracting the data suggests the app's monthly active users rose around 34% from last year and 49% from the end of 2018.

Active users as a percentage of total transacting customers averaged around 80% from January 2018 to March 2019 and, if it held steady, the data suggests the company ended the second quarter with 6.5-7 million active users.

Finally, July monthly active users were 33% higher versus the second-quarter average, which implies continued "strong" trends in the third quarter, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets. 

Price Action

Shares of Luckin Coffee were down 0.17% at $27.06 at the time of publication Monday. 

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Date Firm Action From To
Jun 2019 Initiates Coverage On Equal-Weight
Jun 2019 Initiates Coverage On Overweight
May 2019 Initiates Coverage On Buy

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