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 Q1. 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 5 cloud monitoring stocks we track reported a mixed Q1; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 3.26%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 1.25% above consensus. The whole tech sector has been facing a sell-off since late last year, but cloud monitoring stocks held their ground better than others, with the share price up 4.89% since earnings, on average.
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 $85.3 million, up 34.2% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 2.95%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a strong top line growth but decelerating customer growth.
“PagerDuty revenue accelerated in Q1, growing 34% year over year in a sustained demand environment, even as we continue to improve our operating leverage. Our Operations Cloud combines Incident Response, AIOps and Automation to orchestrate and resolve mission critical, time sensitive interrupt work, servicing a large Digital Operations TAM as companies strive for efficiency and productivity,” said Jennifer Tejada, Chairperson and CEO at PagerDuty.
The stock is down 1.07% since the results and currently trades at $27.17.
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Best Q1: 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 $363 million, up 82.8% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 7.93%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and a full year guidance beating analysts' expectations.
Datadog achieved the strongest analyst estimates beat, fastest revenue growth, and highest full year guidance raise among its peers. The company added 240 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 2,250. The stock is down 15.6% since the results and currently trades at $100.40.
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Slowest Q1: Dynatrace (NYSE:DT)
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 $252.5 million, up 28.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 2.44%. Despite the solid topline results, it was a weaker quarter for the company, with full-year guidance missing analysts' expectations and underwhelming guidance for the next quarter.
Dynatrace had the weakest full year guidance update in the group. The stock is up 27.4% since the results and currently trades at $41.80.
Sumo Logic (NASDAQ:SUMO)
Founded in 2010 by Christian Beegden who went from driving a cab in Germany to landing an internship at Amazon, Sumo Logic (NASDAQ:SUMO) is software as a service data analytics platform that helps companies get insight into what is happening in their servers and applications.
Sumo Logic reported revenues of $67.8 million, up 25.1% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 2.67%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a decent beat of analyst estimates but a decline in gross margin.
The stock is up 3.89% since the results and currently trades at $8.
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 $205.7 million, up 19.1% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a significant improvement in gross margin but decelerating growth in large customers.
New Relic had the weakest performance against analyst estimates and slowest revenue growth among the peers. The company added 35 enterprise customers paying more than $100,000 annually to a total of 1,099. The stock is up 9.87% since the results and currently trades at $52.50.
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