Confluent (CFLT) To Report Earnings Tomorrow: Here Is What To Expect

Radek Strnad /
2023/08/01 4:01 am EDT

Data infrastructure software company, Confluent (NASDAQ:CFLT) will be reporting results tomorrow after the bell. Here's what to look for.

Last quarter Confluent reported revenues of $174.3 million, up 38.2% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 4.13%. It was an ok quarter for the company, with a decent beat of analysts' revenue estimates but a decline in its gross margin. The company added 84 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 1,075.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Confluent's revenue to grow 30.9% year on year to $182.4 million, slowing down from the 57.8% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.06 per share.

Confluent 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 7.62%.

With Confluent being the first among its peers to report earnings this season, we don't have anywhere else to look at to get a hint at how this quarter will unravel for data and analytics software stocks, but there has been positive sentiment among investors in the segment, with the stocks up on average 9.05% over the last month. Confluent is up 1.46% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $37.32, compared to share price of $34.74.

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