How Long Can The Trade Desk Ride Its Current Wave of Success?  

Can the good times last?


The ad-tech sector has taken it on the chin over the last couple years, with the ever-growing dominance of Facebook and Google, early stage investors impatient for an exit and increased public scrutiny over the use of personal data for ad targeting.

However, The Trade Desk, which primarily offers a programmatic media buying tool known as a demand-side platform (DSP), continues to post impressive financials since listing publicly in 2016.

Last week the company reported revenues of $112 million for the three months to June 30, representing a rise of 54 percent year-over-year, with the California-based outfit further increasing its full-year forecast to $456 million, up from its earlier $433 million estimate.

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