Data analytics and automation platform Alteryx announced better-than-expected results in the Q3 FY2022 quarter, with revenue up 74.6% year on year to $215.7 million. On top of that, guidance for next quarter's revenue was surprisingly good, being $278.5 million at the midpoint, 14% above what analysts were expecting. Alteryx made a GAAP loss of $74.5 million, down on its loss of $58 million, in the same quarter last year.
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Alteryx (AYX) Q3 FY2022 Highlights:
- Revenue: $215.7 million vs analyst estimates of $192.3 million (12.1% beat)
- EPS (non-GAAP): $1.04 vs analyst estimates of -$0.10 ($1.14 beat)
- Revenue guidance for Q4 2022 is $278.5 million at the midpoint, above analyst estimates of $244.1 million
- Free cash flow was negative $67.2 million, compared to negative free cash flow of $67.6 million in previous quarter
- Net Revenue Retention Rate: 121%, in line with previous quarter
- Customers: 8,340, up from 8,296 in previous quarter
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 85.1%, down from 87.4% same quarter last year
"Alteryx continues to execute at a high level and gain traction with large enterprises. We delivered a strong third quarter with annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth of 33% year-over-year, adjusted for the effect of foreign currency, improved operating profitability, and an increased net expansion rate of 121%," said Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx,
Initially created as a way to organise census data for the government, Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) provides software that helps companies automate and analyse their internal data processes.
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As you can see below, Alteryx's revenue growth has been strong over the last two years, growing from quarterly revenue of $129.7 million in Q3 FY2020, to $215.7 million.
This was a standout quarter for Alteryx with quarterly revenue up an absolutely stunning 74.6% year on year. which is above the two year trend for the company. On top of that, revenue increased $35 million quarter on quarter, a very strong improvement on the $22.6 million increase in Q2 2022, and a sign of re-acceleration of growth, which is very nice to see indeed.
Guidance for the next quarter indicates Alteryx is expecting revenue to grow 60.2% year on year to $278.5 million, improving on the 8.27% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Ahead of the earnings results the analysts covering the company were estimating sales to grow 20% over the next twelve months.
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You can see below that Alteryx reported 8,340 customers at the end of the quarter, an increase of 44 on last quarter. That is a little slower customer growth than what we are used to seeing lately, suggesting that the customer acquisition momentum is slowing a little bit.
Key Takeaways from Alteryx's Q3 Results
Since it has still been burning cash over the last twelve months it is worth keeping an eye on Alteryx’s balance sheet, but we note that with a market capitalization of $3.33 billion and more than $379.9 million in cash, the company has the capacity to continue to prioritise growth over profitability.
We were impressed by how strongly Alteryx outperformed Wall St’s revenue expectations this quarter. And we were also glad that the guidance for the next quarter exceeded analysts' expectations. Zooming out, we think this was a fantastic quarter that should have shareholders cheering. The company is up 10.1% on the results and currently trades at $53 per share.
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