Database software company MongoDB (MDB) reported Q3 FY2022 results topping analyst expectations, with revenue up 50.4% year on year to $226.8 million. Guidance for next quarter's revenue was surprisingly good, being $240.5 million at the midpoint, 5.69% above what analysts were expecting. MongoDB made a GAAP loss of $81.2 million, down on its loss of $72.6 million, in the same quarter last year.
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MongoDB (MDB) Q3 FY2022 Highlights:
- Revenue: $226.8 million vs analyst estimates of $205.1 million (10.5% beat)
- EPS (non-GAAP): -$0.11 vs analyst estimates of -$0.38
- Revenue guidance for Q4 2022 is $240.5 million at the midpoint, above analyst estimates of $227.5 million
- Free cash flow was negative $9.2 million, compared to negative free cash flow of $22.6 million in previous quarter
- Customers: 31,000, up from 29,000 in previous quarter
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 69.8%, up from 69% same quarter last year
"MongoDB delivered another fantastic quarter, highlighted by 84% Atlas revenue growth and increasing our customer count to over 31,000. Our continued success reflects the adoption of our application data platform by customers who need to innovate faster to compete in today's marketplace," 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.
There are many types of databases and they each have their tradeoffs and can be useful for different purposes, but the overall need to store data has been growing consistently for many years.
As you can see below, MongoDB's revenue growth has been impressive over the last year, growing from quarterly revenue of $150.7 million, to $226.8 million.
This was another standout quarter with the revenue up a splendid 50.4% year on year. On top of that, revenue increased $28.1 million quarter on quarter, a very strong improvement on the $17 million increase in Q2 2022, and a sign of re-acceleration of growth, which is very nice to see indeed.
Analysts covering the company are expecting the revenues to grow 28.3% over the next twelve months, although estimates are likely to change post earnings.
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You can see below that MongoDB reported 31,000 customers at the end of the quarter, an increase of 2,000 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.
Key Takeaways from MongoDB's Q3 Results
Since it has still been burning cash over the last twelve months it is worth keeping an eye on MongoDB’s balance sheet, but we note that with a market capitalization of $29.7 billion and more than $1.8 billion in cash, the company has the capacity to continue to prioritise growth over profitability.
We were impressed by how strongly MongoDB outperformed analysts’ revenue expectations this quarter. And we were also excited to see the really strong revenue growth. Zooming out, we think this was a great quarter and shareholders will likely feel excited about the results. The company is up 17% on the results and currently trades at $501 per share.
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