Hollywood 2019: Netflix–Amazing International Growth

Netflix’s increased international subscriber growth is amazing, even if its recent price increase in the U.S. might put a damper on its momentum in the United States.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix reported 1.53 million paid net adds in the U.S. and 7.31 million internationally, to end the year with 139 million streaming members worldwide.

The 8.8 million overall net gain was the biggest Q4 in the company’s history.

Netflix had forecast Q4 U.S. net additions of 1.5 million paid streaming subscribers and 6.1 million international paid subs, with analyst expectations roughly in line.

For the current quarter, Netflix forecast 1.6 million paid net adds in the U.S. and 7.3 million internationally. That’s lower in the US and higher abroad than expected: Analysts were previously modeling Q1 2019 U.S. net paid subscriber additions at about 2 million and 6.7 million overseas.