Cloud security platform Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) will be reporting results tomorrow after market hours. Here's what you need to know.
Last quarter Zscaler reported revenues of $418.8 million, up 46% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.71%. It was a strong quarter for the company, with revenue and earnings pers share (EPS) topping expectations. We were also glad that the revenue guidance for the next quarter exceeded consensus estimates.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Zscaler's revenue to grow 35.4% year on year to $430.6 million, slowing down from the 61.4% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.49 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 5.18%.
Looking at Zscaler's peers in the cybersecurity segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint what we can expect. Palo Alto Networks delivered top-line growth of 26% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.23% and SentinelOne reported revenues up 45.8% year on year, exceeding estimates by 5.98%. Palo Alto Networks traded up 7.6% on the results, SentinelOne was up 9.9%.
Investors in the cybersecurity segment have had steady hands going into the earnings, with the stocks down on average 0.59% over the last month. Zscaler is up 9.07% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analysts' average price target of $168.3, compared to share price of $158.5.
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