As the craze of earnings season draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most exciting (and some less so) results from Q2. Today we are looking at the cloud monitoring stocks, starting with PagerDuty (NYSE:PD).
Software is eating the world, increasing organizations’ reliance on digital-only solutions. As more workloads and applications move to the cloud, the reliability of the underlying cloud infrastructure becomes ever more critical, and ever more complex. To solve the challenge, companies and their engineering teams have turned to a range of cloud monitoring tools that provide them with visibility to troubleshoot the issues in real time.
The 4 cloud monitoring stocks we track reported a mixed Q2; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 1.83%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 0.05% under consensus. Tech stocks have been under pressure as inflation makes their long-dated profits less valuable, but cloud monitoring stocks held their ground better than others, with share prices down 4.05% since the previous earnings results, on average.
Best Q2: PagerDuty (NYSE:PD)
Started by three former Amazon engineers, PagerDuty (NYSE:PD) is a software as a service platform that helps companies respond to IT incidents fast and make sure that any downtime is minimized.
PagerDuty reported revenues of $107.6 million, up 19.2% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 2.59%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with accelerating customer growth and a beat of analysts' revenue estimates. With regards to guidance, next quarter's revenue guidance was in line, while non-GAAP EPS guidance was slightly below. Full year guidance was largely maintained.
“PagerDuty delivered durable growth with continued improvement in operational efficiency, exceeding our guidance on both the top and bottom line,” said Jennifer Tejada, Chairperson and CEO, PagerDuty.
PagerDuty scored the strongest analyst estimates beat of the whole group. The company added 57 customers to a total of 15,146. The stock is down 9.09% since the results and currently trades at $23.39.Is now the time to buy PagerDuty? Read our full report on PagerDuty here.
Founded in Austria in 2005, Dynatrace (NYSE:DT) provides companies with software that allows them to monitor the performance of their full technology stack, from software applications to the infrastructure they run on.
Dynatrace reported revenues of $332.9 million, up 24.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.72%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with strong sales guidance for the next quarter.
Dynatrace delivered the highest full year guidance raise among its peers. The stock is down 14.6% since the results and currently trades at $47.14.
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Weakest Q2: Datadog (NASDAQ:DDOG)
Named after a database the founders had to painstakingly look after at their previous company, Datadog (NASDAQ:DDOG) is a software as a service platform that makes it easier to monitor cloud infrastructure and applications.
Datadog reported revenues of $509.5 million, up 25.4% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.69%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with underwhelming revenue guidance for the next quarter and full-year.
Datadog achieved the fastest revenue growth but had the weakest full year guidance update in the group. The company added 80 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 2,990. The stock is down 7.86% since the results and currently trades at $98.02.
New Relic (NYSE:NEWR)
With the name being an anagram of its founder, Lew Cirne, New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) makes a monitoring software that collects, scores, and analyses performance data about a client's IT stack.
New Relic reported revenues of $242.6 million, up 12.1% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.33%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with revenue and EPS topping analysts' expectations.
New Relic announced that it will be acquired by Francisco Partners and TPG for $87.00 per share in cash. The all-cash transaction values New Relic at an equity valuation of approximately $6.5 billion. The purchase price is a 26% premium to New Relic’s 30-day volume-weighted average closing price ending on July 28, 2023, and approximately a 30% premium to New Relic’s last-twelve-months volume-weighted average closing price ending on July 28, 2023. The transaction is expected to close in late 2023 or early 2024.
New Relic had the weakest performance against analyst estimates and slowest revenue growth among the peers. The stock is up 15.3% since the results and currently trades at $85.4.
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