ROKU, INC false 0001428439 0001428439 2022-11-17 2022-11-17





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2022




(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-38211   26-2087865

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1155 Coleman Ave

San Jose, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(408) 556-9040

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   “ROKU”   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 2.05

Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On November 17, 2022, Roku, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a plan to reduce the Company’s headcount expenses by a projected 5% to slow down the Company’s 2023 operating expense growth rate due to current economic conditions. This will affect approximately 200 employee positions in the United States.

The Company estimates that it will incur non-recurring charges of approximately $28 to $31 million in connection with the headcount reductions, primarily consisting of severance payments, notice pay (where applicable), employee benefits contributions and related costs. The Company expects that the majority of the restructuring charges will be incurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and that the implementation of the headcount reductions, including cash payments, will be substantially complete by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

Potential position eliminations are subject to legal requirements that vary by jurisdiction, which may extend this process beyond the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 in certain cases. The charges that the Company expects to incur are subject to a number of assumptions, including legal requirements in various jurisdictions, and actual expenses may differ materially from the estimates disclosed above.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on the Company’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to the Company on the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “design,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, the number of employee positions that will be affected; the estimate and timing of the charges that will be incurred; and the impact on the Company’s operating expense growth rate. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Further information on factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by the Company’s forward-looking statements is included in the reports the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. All information provided in this Current Report on Form 8-K is as of November 17, 2022, and the Company undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


      Roku, Inc.
Dated: November 17, 2022  

/s/ Steve Louden

      Steve Louden
      Chief Financial Officer
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