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Q4 Earnings Highlights: Commvault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) Vs The Rest Of The Data Storage Stocks


Anthony Lee /
2023/04/18 3:59 am EDT
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Quarterly earnings results are a good time to check in on a company’s progress, especially compared to other peers in the same sector. Today we are looking at Commvault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT), and the best and worst performers in the data storage group.

Data is the lifeblood of the internet and software in general, and the amount of data created is growing at an accelerating pace. Likewise, the importance of storing the data in scalable and efficient formats continues to rise, especially as the diversity of the data and associated use cases expand from analyzing simple, structured data to high-scale processing of unstructured data, images, audio and video.

The 5 data storage stocks we track reported a weaker Q4; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 3.01%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 1.56% under consensus. Tech multiples have reverted to the historical mean after reaching all time levels in early 2021, but data storage stocks held their ground better than others, with share prices down 1.68% since the previous earnings results, on average.

Commvault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT)

Originally formed in 1988 as part of Bell Labs, Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) provides enterprise software used for data backup and recovery, cloud and infrastructure management, retention and compliance.

Commvault Systems reported revenues of $195.1 million, down 3.61% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 4.28%. It was a weaker quarter for the company, with slow revenue growth and a miss of the top line analyst estimates.

"We remain confident that customers will continue to recognize Commvault's products and services as a critical component to keep their data safe and simplify their journey to the cloud," said Sanjay Mirchandani, President and CEO.

Commvault Systems Total Revenue

Commvault Systems delivered the weakest performance against analyst estimates and slowest revenue growth of the whole group. The company added 33 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 206. The stock is down 2.18% since the results and currently trades at $61.34.

Read our full report on Commvault Systems here, it's free.

Best Q4: Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW)

Founded in 2013 by three French engineers who spent decades working for Oracle, Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) provides a data warehouse-as-a-service in the cloud that allows companies to store large amounts of data and analyze it in real time.

Snowflake reported revenues of $589 million, up 53.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 2.36%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with exceptional revenue growth but a decline in net revenue retention rate.

Snowflake Total Revenue

Snowflake pulled off the fastest revenue growth among its peers. The company added 43 enterprise customers paying more than $1m annually to a total of 330. The stock is down 5.96% since the results and currently trades at $145.32.

Is now the time to buy Snowflake? Access our full analysis of the earnings results here, it's free.

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN)

Started by brothers Ben and Moisey Uretsky, DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) provides a simple, low-cost platform that allows developers and small and medium sized businesses to host applications and data in the cloud.

DigitalOcean reported revenues of $163 million, up 36.2% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.18%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next quarter and the full year missing analysts' expectations.

The stock is up 4.75% since the results and currently trades at $34.59.

Read our full analysis of DigitalOcean's results here.

MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB)

Started in 2007 by the team behind Google’s ad platform DoubleClick, MongoDB offers database-as-a-service that helps companies store large volumes of semi-structured data.

MongoDB reported revenues of $361.3 million, up 35.6% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 6.92%. It was a weaker quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next quarter and the full year missing analysts' expectations.

MongoDB had the weakest full year guidance update among the peers. The company added 106 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 1,651. The stock is down 1.79% since the results and currently trades at $224.85.

Read our full, actionable report on MongoDB here, it's free.

Couchbase (NASDAQ:BASE)

Formed in 2011 with the merger of Membase and CouchOne, Couchbase (NASDAQ:BASE) is a database as a service platform that allows enterprises to store large volumes of semi-structured data.

Couchbase reported revenues of $41.6 million, up 18.7% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 8.87%. It was a weaker quarter for the company, with underwhelming guidance for the next year.

Couchbase achieved the strongest analyst estimates beat and highest full year guidance raise among the peers. The stock is down 3.2% since the results and currently trades at $15.75.

Read our full, actionable report on Couchbase here, it's free.

The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned