Cybersecurity software maker Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market close. Here's what you need to know.
Last quarter Rapid7 reported revenues of $167.4 million, up 32.4% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 2.03%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with accelerating customer growth but an underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter. The company added 217 customers to a total of 10,624.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Rapid7's revenue to grow 25.9% year on year to $176.2 million, slowing down from the 33.1% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.05 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 3.1%.
Looking at Rapid7's peers in the cybersecurity segment, only Tenable has so far reported results, delivering top-line growth of 26% year on year, and beating analyst estimates by 2.72%. The stock traded flat on the results. Read our full analysis of Tenable's earnings results here.
Investors in the software segment have had steady hands going into the earnings, with the stocks up on average 1.67% over the last month. Rapid7 is up 1.82% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $72.1, compared to share price of $45.2.
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