Nest underperformed with $340m in revenue last year, sources say

Revenue for smart home company Nest hasn't hit expectations, could be the end of Alphabet relationship.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Mar 31 2016 12:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Smart home company Nest hasn't been doing well. Last year, it brought in about $340 million in revenue, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It's no small figure, but it's still below expectations, keeping in mind Google purchased the company for $3.2 billion in 2014, and that its initial budget was said to be $500 million annually.

Nest underperformed with $340m in revenue last year, sources say | TweakTown.com

This puts Nest in a difficult position, as its allocated budget is said to expire at the end of 2016. Whatever happens, it will be known before long whether now-parent company Alphabet chooses to soldier on or part ways.

As for why the company has struggled, some might say the high price tag is difficult to justify (Nest's thermostat is $250, and most home want more than one).

NEWS SOURCE:recode.net

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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