MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB) Surprises With Q2 Sales, Provides Encouraging Quarterly Guidance

Kayode Omotosho /
2022/08/31 4:12 pm EDT
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Database software company MongoDB (MDB) reported Q2 FY2023 results topping analyst expectations, with revenue up 52.7% year on year to $303.6 million. Guidance for next quarter's revenue was $301.5 million at the midpoint, 2.34% above the average of analyst estimates. MongoDB made a GAAP loss of $118.8 million, down on its loss of $77.1 million, in the same quarter last year.

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MongoDB (MDB) Q2 FY2023 Highlights:

  • Revenue: $303.6 million vs analyst estimates of $282.3 million (7.56% beat)
  • EPS (non-GAAP): -$1.74 vs analyst estimates of -$0.28 (-$1.46 miss)
  • Revenue guidance for Q3 2023 is $301.5 million at the midpoint, above analyst estimates of $294.5 million
  • The company lifted revenue guidance for the full year, from $1.18 billion to $1.2 billion at the midpoint, a 1.6% increase
  • Free cash flow was negative $48.5 million, down from positive free cash flow of $8.44 million in previous quarter
  • Customers: 37,000, up from 35,200 in previous quarter
  • Gross Margin (GAAP): 70.9%, up from 69.4% same quarter last year

"MongoDB delivered strong second quarter results, highlighted by 73% Atlas revenue growth and a record number of net additions of direct sales customers. We are seeing robust growth in new workloads being deployed on our platform, which is indicative of the critical role we play in enabling customers to build and run mission critical applications that transform their business," 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 $198.7 million, to $303.6 million.

MongoDB Total Revenue

This was another standout quarter with the revenue up a splendid 52.7% year on year. Quarter on quarter the revenue increased by $18.2 million in Q2, which was roughly in line with the Q1 2023 increase. This steady quarter-on-quarter growth shows the company is able to maintain a strong growth trajectory.

Guidance for the next quarter indicates MongoDB is expecting revenue to grow 32.8% year on year to $301.5 million, slowing down from the 50.4% 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 24.9% over the next twelve months.

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Customer Growth

You can see below that MongoDB reported 37,000 customers at the end of the quarter, an increase of 1,800 on last quarter. That is a fair bit slower customer growth than what we are used to seeing lately, suggesting that the customer acquisition momentum is slowing a little bit.

MongoDB Customers

Key Takeaways from MongoDB's Q2 Results

With a market capitalization of $22.5 billion, more than $1.79 billion in cash and the fact it is operating close to free cash flow break-even the company is in a strong financial position to invest in growth.

We were impressed by the exceptional revenue growth MongoDB delivered this quarter. And we were also excited to see that the guidance outperformed Wall St’s revenue expectations. On the other hand, there was a deterioration in free cash flow and there was a slowdown in customer growth. Overall, this quarter's results still seemed pretty positive and shareholders can feel optimistic. The company is flat on the results and currently trades at $322.86 per share.

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