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What To Expect From Five9’s Q4 Earnings


Radek Strnad /
2022/02/22 6:25 am EST
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Call center software provider Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) will be reporting results tomorrow after the bell. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter Five9 reported revenues of $154.3 million, up 37.6% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 5.21%. It was a strong quarter for the company, with a very optimistic guidance for the next quarter and an exceptional revenue growth.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Five9's revenue to grow 29.3% year on year to $165.4 million, slowing down from the 38.6% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.36 per share.

Five9 Total Revenue

The analysts covering the company have had mixed opinions about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing 8 upward and 4 downward revisions over the last thirty days. 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 8.77%.

Looking at Five9's peers in the productivity software segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint what we can expect. 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT) delivered top-line growth of 14.7% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 2.07% and ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) reported revenues up 29% year on year, exceeding estimates by 0.6%. 8x8 traded down 7.05% on results, ServiceNow was up 9.6%. Read our full analysis of 8x8's results here and ServiceNow's results here.

Triggered by the Federal Reserve's hawkish stance on interest rates, shares of technology companies have been facing sell-off in 2022 and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 5.78% over the last month. Five9 is down 12.1% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $198.3, compared to share price of $112.51.

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