Accounting automation software maker Blackline (NASDAQ:BL) will be reporting results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what investors should know.
Last quarter BlackLine reported revenues of $128.4 million, up 25.8% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.52%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with accelerating customer growth but underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter. The company added 106 customers to a total of 4,003.
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This quarter analysts are expecting BlackLine's revenue to grow 22.6% year on year to $134.2 million, in line with the 21.3% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.09 per share.
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 2.51%.
Looking at BlackLine's peers in the finance and HR software segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Paycom Software reported revenues up 30.4% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.79%. Paycom traded up 1.91% on the results. Read our full analysis of Paycom Software's results here.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 2.98% over the last month. BlackLine is down 12.3% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $71.4, compared to share price of $53.11.
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