Internet security and content delivery network Cloudflare (NYSE:NET) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market hours. Here's what you need to know.
Last quarter Cloudflare reported revenues of $290.2 million, up 36.8% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 0.22%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with full-year revenue guidance missing analysts' expectations and underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Cloudflare's revenue to grow 30.4% year on year to $305.8 million, slowing down from the 53.9% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.07 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 only missed Wall St's revenue estimates once over the last two years, and has on average exceeded top line expectations by 2.62%.
Looking at Cloudflare's peers in the software development segment, some of them have already reported Q2 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. F5 Networks delivered top-line growth of 4.17% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 0.4% and New Relic reported revenues up 12.1% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.33%. F5 Networks traded up 9.17% on the results, New Relic was up 13.4%. Read our full analysis of F5 Networks's results here and New Relic's results here.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 8.39% over the last month. Cloudflare is up 3.1% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $61.7, compared to share price of $67.1.
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