Quarterly earnings results are a good time to check in on a company’s progress, especially compared to other peers in the same sector. Today we are looking at 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT), and the best and worst performers in the video conferencing group.
Work is becoming more distributed, both across geographies and devices. In order for businesses to keep functioning efficiently, they need to be able to communicate as well as they did when the teams were co-located, which drives the demand for integrated communication platforms.
The 4 video conferencing stocks we track reported a weaker Q3; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 0.76%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 3% under consensus. Tech stocks have been hit the hardest as investors start to value profits over growth , but video conferencing stocks held their ground better than others, with the share prices up 34.6% since the previous earnings results, on average.
Best Q3: 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT)
Founded in 1987, 8x8 (NYSE:EGHT) provides software for organizations to efficiently communicate and collaborate with their customers, employees, and partners.
8x8 reported revenues of $187.3 million, up 23.6% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with accelerating growth in large customers but underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter.
"Our second quarter results reflected our increased emphasis on profitability and cash flow generation. Non-GAAP gross margin was above 70% and non-GAAP operating profit and operating cash flow exceeded our expectations," said Dave Sipes, 8x8 Chief Executive Officer.
The stock is up 46.3% since the results and currently trades at $4.97.
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Founded in 1999 during the dot-com era, RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) provides software as a service that unifies phone, text, fax, video calls and chat in one platform.
RingCentral reported revenues of $509 million, up 22.7% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.28%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next quarter and full year missing analysts' expectations.
The stock is up 37.9% since the results and currently trades at $39.08.
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Weakest Q3: Zoom Video (NASDAQ:ZM)
Started by Eric Yuan who once ran engineering for Cisco’s video conferencing business, Zoom (NASDAQ:ZM) offers an easy to use, cloud-based platform for video conferencing, audio conferencing and screen sharing.
Zoom Video reported revenues of $1.1 billion, up 4.86% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a weak quarter for the company, with underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter and slow revenue growth.
Zoom Video delivered the highest full year guidance raise but had the weakest performance against analyst estimates and weakest performance against analyst estimates in the group. The company added 170 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 3,286. The stock is down 9.35% since the results and currently trades at $72.75.
Read our full analysis of Zoom Video's results here.
Started in 2001, Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) offers software as a service that makes it easier for companies to set up and efficiently run call centers, and offer more tailored customer support.
Five9 reported revenues of $198.3 million, up 28.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.35%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next quarter and the full year missing analysts' expectations.
Five9 delivered the strongest analyst estimates beat and fastest revenue growth, but had the weakest full year guidance update among the peers. The stock is up 63.5% since the results and currently trades at $76.87.
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