Business communications software company 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT) reported results in line with analyst expectations in Q4 FY2022 quarter, with revenue up 25.3% year on year to $181.3 million. However, guidance for the next quarter was less impressive, coming in at $186.5 million at the midpoint, being 0.07% below analyst estimates. 8x8 made a GAAP loss of $45.5 million, down on its loss of $45 million, in the same quarter last year.
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8x8 (EGHT) Q4 FY2022 Highlights:
- Revenue: $181.3 million vs analyst estimates of $180.8 million (small beat)
- EPS (non-GAAP): $0.05 vs analyst estimates of $0 ($0.05 beat)
- Revenue guidance for Q1 2023 is $186.5 million at the midpoint, roughly in line with what analysts were expecting
- Management's revenue guidance for upcoming financial year 2023 is $782.5 million at the midpoint, missing analyst estimates by 0.49% and predicting 22.6% growth (vs 19.8% in FY2022)
- Free cash flow of $10.5 million, up 24.2% from previous quarter
- Customers: 1,320 customers paying more than $100,000 annually
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 62.2%, up from 57.7% same quarter last year
“We improved non-GAAP operating profitability in every quarter of fiscal 2022 and achieved a non-GAAP operating profit for the year,” said Dave Sipes, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8,
Founded in 1987, 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT) provides software for organizations to efficiently communicate and collaborate with their customers, employees, and partners.
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As you can see below, 8x8's revenue growth has been solid over the last year, growing from quarterly revenue of $144.7 million, to $181.3 million.
This quarter, 8x8's quarterly revenue was once again up a very solid 25.3% year on year. On top of that, revenue increased $24.4 million quarter on quarter, a very strong improvement on the $5.31 million increase in Q3 2022, which shows re-acceleration of growth, and is great to see.
Guidance for the next quarter indicates 8x8 is expecting revenue to grow 25.7% year on year to $186.5 million, improving on the 21.7% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. For the upcoming financial year management expects revenue to be $782.5 million at the midpoint, growing 22.6% compared to 19.8% increase in FY2022.
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Large Customers Growth
You can see below that at the end of the quarter 8x8 reported 1,320 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually, an increase of 413 on last quarter, which includes enterprise customers from the recent acquisition of Fuze.
Key Takeaways from 8x8's Q4 Results
With a market capitalization of $952.5 million 8x8 is among smaller companies, but its more than $136 million in cash and positive free cash flow over the last twelve months put it in a very strong position to invest in growth.
We were glad to see that the revenue guidance for the next year indicates acceleration, although it did miss analyst's expectations. Overall, this quarter's results seemed ok, showing the company is staying on target. The company is flat on the results and currently trades at $7.74 per share.
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