Cloud security and compliance software provider Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market hours. Here's what investors should know.
Last quarter Qualys reported revenues of $109.7 million, up 15.8% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.2%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with a very strong guidance for the next year.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Qualys's revenue to grow 16.7% year on year to $112.9 million, improving on the 12.1% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.80 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 0.89%.
Looking at Qualys's peers in the cybersecurity segment, only Tenable has so far reported results, delivering top-line growth of 29.3% year on year, and beating analyst estimates by 3.82%. The stock traded slightly down 0.9% on the results. Read our full analysis of Tenable's earnings results here.
The whole tech sector has been facing a sell-off since late last year and software stocks have not been spared, with share price down on average 16.9% over the last month. Qualys is down 5.89% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $142.2, compared to share price of $135.
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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