December 6, 2023

Roku has introduced one other spherical of layoffs, the third in lower than a yr, as the corporate tries to scale back working prices.

The layoffs will impression roughly 300 staff. Roku introduced the layoffs in an SEC submitting:

In mild of Roku, Inc.’s (the “Firm”) persevering with analysis of its operations, on September 5, 2023, the Firm decided to implement further measures to proceed to deliver down its year-over-year working expense progress price by consolidating its workplace house utilization, performing a strategic overview of its content material portfolio, decreasing exterior providers bills, and slowing its year-over-year headcount expense progress price by means of a workforce discount and limiting new hires, amongst different measures. The workforce discount is predicted to impression roughly 10% of the Firm’s staff. The Firm expects to report a restructuring cost associated to the workforce discount, primarily consisting of severance and advantages prices, in a preliminary estimated vary of 45 million to 65 million. This vary excludes costs associated to the potential impairment of workplace services and content material, that are described in Merchandise 2.06 under. The Firm expects that almost all of the restructuring cost will likely be incurred within the third quarter of fiscal 2023. The Firm additional anticipates that the implementation of the workforce discount, together with money funds, will likely be considerably full by the tip of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.

Roku’s earlier two spherical of layoffs each impacted roughly 200 staff.

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