Cloud monitoring software company Datadog (NASDAQ:DDOG) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow morning. Here's what you need to know.
Last quarter Datadog reported revenues of $436.5 million, up 61.4% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 5.38%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with exceptional revenue growth but a decline in gross margin. The company added 180 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 2,600.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Datadog's revenue to grow 37.4% year on year to $448.1 million, slowing down from the 83.7% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.19 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 8.22%.
Looking at Datadog's peers in the software development segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Dynatrace delivered top-line growth of 23.5% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 4.46% and New Relic reported revenues up 17.8% year on year, exceeding estimates by 2.93%. Dynatrace traded up 2.75% on the results, New Relic was flat on the results. Read our full analysis of Dynatrace's results here and New Relic's results here.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 14.4% over the last month. Datadog is up 16.3% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $104.96, compared to share price of $84.31.
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