Earnings To Watch: Appian (APPN) Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow

Max Juang /
2023/08/02 4:11 am EDT

Low code software development platform provider Appian (Nasdaq: APPN) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after market close. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter Appian reported revenues of $135.2 million, up 18.4% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 2.96%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a decent beat of analysts' revenue estimates but underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Appian's revenue to grow 12.5% year on year to $123.8 million, slowing down from the 32.6% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.43 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 4.61%.

Looking at Appian's peers in the productivity software segment, some of them have already reported Q2 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. ServiceNow delivered top-line growth of 22.7% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 0.99% and Pegasystems reported revenues up 8.72% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 3.98%. ServiceNow traded down 1.77% on the results, Pegasystems was down 1.98%. Read our full analysis of ServiceNow's results here and Pegasystems's results here.

There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 8.61% over the last month. Appian is up 4.29% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $48.8, compared to share price of $50.6.

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The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.