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Asana Earnings: What To Look For From ASAN


Radek Strnad /
2022/09/06 5:29 am EDT
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Work management software maker Asana (NYSE: ASAN) will be reporting results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter Asana reported revenues of $120.6 million, up 57.3% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 4.84%. It was a strong quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and accelerating customer growth. The company added 1,252 enterprise customers paying more than $5,000 annually to a total of 16,689.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Asana's revenue to grow 42.2% year on year to $127.2 million, slowing down from the 71.9% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.39 per share.

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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 7.72%.

Looking at Asana's peers in the project management software segment, some of them have already reported Q2 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Atlassian delivered top-line growth of 35.7% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 4.91% and Smartsheet reported revenues up 41.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 3.39%. Atlassian traded up 9.13% on the results, and Smartsheet was down 2.33%. Read our full analysis of Atlassian's results here and Smartsheet's results here.

Tech stocks have been facing declining investor sentiment in 2022 and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 14.1% over the last month. Asana is down 32.2% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $32.4, compared to share price of $18.

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The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.