Identity management software maker Okta (OKTA) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after market hours. Here's what to look for.
Last quarter Okta reported revenues of $451.8 million, up 43.2% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 4.91%. It was a solid quarter for the company, with exceptional revenue growth and a decent beat of analyst estimates.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Okta's revenue to grow 32.6% year on year to $465.3 million, slowing down from the 61.3% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.24 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 6.31%.
Looking at Okta's peers in the cybersecurity segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Palo Alto Networks delivered top-line growth of 25.3% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 0.78% and Rapid7 reported revenues up 25.6% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.12%. Palo Alto Networks traded flat on the results, and Rapid7 was down 5.34%. Read our full analysis of Palo Alto Networks's results here and Rapid7's results here.
Tech stocks have been under pressure since the end of last year and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 7.22% over the last month. Okta is down 7.85% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $79.10, compared to share price of $51.71.
One way to find opportunities in the market is to watch for generational shifts in the economy. Almost every company is slowly finding itself becoming a technology company and facing cybersecurity risks and as a result, the demand for cloud-native cybersecurity is skyrocketing. This company is leading a massive technological shift in the industry and with revenue growth of 70% year on year and best-in-class SaaS metrics it should definitely be on your radar.
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