International ticketing and events enterprise Eventbrite declared this morning its business scope will be materially influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, as many have already suspected.
Specifically, the company says it’s withdrawing its forecast for the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the “growing impact” the pandemic is having on live world events.
The declaration comes at a time when many places all over the world have restricted large gatherings —along with U.S. states like California, New York and Washington — making events like conferences, live events, and more. Local governments are telling residents to follow social distancing in order to contain the virus’s spread.
On Sunday, the CDC recommended that no gatherings of over 50 individuals ought to take place over the subsequent eight weeks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus across the U.S. This would include conferences, parades, concert events, sport events, and other assemblies.
Last year, Eventbrite had grown its business to succeed in a community of nearly 1 million creators who organized 4.7 million live events throughout 180 nations. Its income for the year was up 12% on an annual basis to succeed in $327 million.
Last month, the corporate had stated it anticipated first-quarter income of $84 million to $88 million and 2020 revenue of $342 million to $359 million. Its enterprise forecast also expected between 3% to 8% revenue growth for Q1 2020 and 5% to 10% for the full year of 2020, with stronger income in the H2 of the year.