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Shopify Defends Itself Amidst Market Meltdown: “We’re Not Overselling, We Swear!”

Toronto, Canada – Shopify, the internet-commerce software provider, found itself in a bit of a pickle after short-seller Citron Research criticized its marketing practices. The result? A whopping $1.5 billion wipeout from its market value. Ouch!

But fear not, Shopify isn’t taking this lying down. They released a statement saying, “We vigorously defend our business model and stand resolutely behind our mission and the success of our merchants.” You go, Shopify!

Despite their brave face, Shopify shares took a hit, dropping 1.7 percent to $101.53 on the New York Stock Exchange. At one point, they even nosedived by a jaw-dropping 9.7 percent. Talk about a rollercoaster ride!

Citron’s founder, Andrew Left, raised eyebrows when he accused the company of “overselling” its customers’ money-making potential. Well, we all know it’s not wise to mess with the money, right?

The company may be unprofitable, but don’t underestimate its prowess. Retailers using Shopify’s software racked up a whopping $10.7 billion in gross merchandise volume in just six months! That’s some serious cash flow, folks.

As for the stock’s performance, analysts predict it might take a breather until Shopify’s next earnings release on Oct. 30. So, for now, they might need to wait it out like a kid waiting for Halloween candy.

However, Shopify isn’t exactly the bargain of the century. Compared to its rivals like Workday, Kinaxis, and Zendesk, it’s trading at an enterprise value that’s higher than a hot air balloon! Seriously, it’s more than nine times next year’s average sales. Talk about going big or going home!

Despite the market madness, Shopify has been a darling with Canadian investors since its IPO in 2015. Ah, the good ol’ days of setting an IPO price of $17. How nostalgic!

But here’s the kicker: Shopify still hasn’t turned a profit since its inception in 2004. That’s like being a teenager with a part-time job but constantly blowing money on video games and snacks. Can’t really blame them; life’s too short not to enjoy a little fun!

So, Shopify may be taking some hits right now, but let’s not count them out just yet. Who knows, they might bounce back stronger than ever, proving that they’re here to stay. And who doesn’t love a good comeback story?

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