Appian (APPN) Reports Q4: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Earnings

Radek Strnad /
2023/02/15 4:44 am EST

Low code software development platform provider Appian (Nasdaq: APPN) will be reporting results tomorrow after market close. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter Appian reported revenues of $117.9 million, up 27.5% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.1%. It was a slower quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next quarter and full year missing analysts' expectations.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Appian's revenue to grow 16.9% year on year to $122.8 million, slowing down from the 28.6% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.40 per share.

Appian Total Revenue

Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company has a history of exceeding Wall St's expectations, beating revenue estimates every single time over the past two years on average by 6.14%.

Looking at Appian's peers in the productivity software segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. ServiceNow delivered top-line growth of 20.2% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.01% and monday.com reported revenues up 56.9% year on year, exceeding estimates by 5.85%. ServiceNow traded down 4.34% on the results, monday.com was up 10.2%. Read our full analysis of ServiceNow's results here and monday.com's results here.

There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 14.3% over the last month. Appian is up 11% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with with analyst price target of $41.7, compared to share price of $41.21.

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