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MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB) Beats Q1 Sales Targets, Provides Encouraging Quarterly Guidance


Radek Strnad /
2022/06/01 4:12 pm EDT
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Database software company MongoDB (MDB) reported results ahead of analyst expectations in the Q1 FY2023 quarter, with revenue up 57.1% year on year to $285.4 million. Guidance for next quarter's revenue was $280.5 million at the midpoint, which is 1.24% above the analyst consensus. MongoDB made a GAAP loss of $77.2 million, down on its loss of $63.9 million, in the same quarter last year.

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MongoDB (MDB) Q1 FY2023 Highlights:

  • Revenue: $285.4 million vs analyst estimates of $267.1 million (6.86% beat)
  • EPS (non-GAAP): $0.20 vs analyst estimates of -$0.10 ($0.30 beat)
  • Revenue guidance for Q2 2023 is $280.5 million at the midpoint, above analyst estimates of $277 million
  • The company lifted revenue guidance for the full year, from $1.16 billion to $1.18 billion at the midpoint, a 1.37% increase
  • Free cash flow of $8.44 million, down 49.8% from previous quarter
  • Customers: 35,200, up from 33,000 in previous quarter
  • Gross Margin (GAAP): 72.5%, up from 69.9% same quarter last year

"MongoDB began fiscal 2023 with terrific first quarter results, highlighted by revenue growth of 57% year-over-year, driven primarily by 82% Atlas growth. MongoDB enables developers to build mission-critical applications that drive better user experiences, enable new capabilities and improves operational efficiency, and our Q1 results give us increased confidence in our ability to capture the large market opportunity over the long term," said Dev Ittycheria, President and Chief Executive Officer of MongoDB.

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.

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Sales Growth

As you can see below, MongoDB's revenue growth has been exceptional over the last year, growing from quarterly revenue of $181.6 million, to $285.4 million.

MongoDB Total Revenue

This was another standout quarter with the revenue up a splendid 57.1% year on year. But the growth did slow down compared to last quarter, as the revenue increased by just $18.9 million in Q1, compared to $39.6 million in Q4 2022. We'd like to see revenue increase by a greater amount each quarter, but a one-off fluctuation is usually not concerning.

Guidance for the next quarter indicates MongoDB is expecting revenue to grow 41.1% year on year to $280.5 million, in line with the 43.7% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Ahead of the earnings results the analysts covering the company were estimating sales to grow 30.1% over the next twelve months.

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Customer Growth

You can see below that MongoDB reported 35,200 customers at the end of the quarter, an increase of 2,200 on last quarter. That's in line with the customer growth we have seen over the last couple of quarters, suggesting that the company can maintain its current sales momentum.

MongoDB Customers

Key Takeaways from MongoDB's Q1 Results

With a market capitalization of $16.1 billion, more than $1.82 billion in cash and the fact it is operating close to free cash flow break-even, we're confident that MongoDB has the resources it needs to pursue a high growth business strategy.

We were impressed by the exceptional revenue growth MongoDB delivered this quarter. And we were also excited to see that it outperformed Wall St’s revenue expectations. Overall, we think this was a strong quarter, that should leave shareholders feeling positive. But the market was likely expecting more and the company is down 1.62% on the results and currently trades at $237.24 per share.

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