Cloud content storage and management platform Box (NYSE:BOX) will be reporting results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what you need to know.
Last quarter Box reported revenues of $238.4 million, up 17.7% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.68%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with a meaningful improvement in gross margin.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Box's revenue to grow 14.5% year on year to $245.7 million, improving on the 11.5% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.28 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 1.42%.
Looking at Box's peers in the productivity software segment, some of them have already reported Q2 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Dropbox delivered top-line growth of 7.93% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 0.25% and Atlassian reported revenues up 35.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 4.91%. Dropbox traded flat on the results, and Atlassian was up 9.13%. Read our full analysis of Dropbox's results here and Atlassian's results here.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 4.62% over the last month. Box is up 5.78% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $32, compared to share price of $29.62.
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