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Wayfair Posts $355M Loss But Shares Steps to Profitability

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Last year, Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah promised that 2023 was the year the online furniture retailer would hit breakeven by at least one measure. That promise now has a firm, narrower deadline: the second quarter.

Shares of Wayfair Inc. popped approximately 12% midday Thursday as the company touted what it billed as positive steps towards its long-awaited profitability goal as part of its first-quarter earnings report.

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However, the company is not yet profitable. For the latest quarter, it posted a net loss of $355 million, 11% wider than the $319 million in losses it posted a year ago.

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