PagerDuty (PD) Reports Q4: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Earnings

Jabin Bastian /
2022/03/15 8:27 am EDT

IT incident response platform PagerDuty (NYSE:PD) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market close. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter PagerDuty reported revenues of $71.7 million, up 33.4% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 2.29%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with accelerating customer growth and a very optimistic guidance for the next quarter. The company added 386 customers to a total of 14,486.

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This quarter analysts are expecting PagerDuty's revenue to grow 28.3% year on year to $76 million, in line with the 29% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.06 per share.

PagerDuty Total Revenue

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 has a history of exceeding Wall St's expectations, beating revenue estimates every single time over the past two years on average by 2.38%.

Looking at PagerDuty's peers in the cloud monitoring segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Dynatrace delivered top-line growth of 31.6% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 2.67% and Datadog reported revenues up 83.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 11.9%. Dynatrace traded down 9.41% on the results, Datadog was up 17.1%. Read our full analysis of Dynatrace's results here and Datadog's results here.

Tech stocks have had a rocky start in 2022 and software stocks have not been spared, with share price down on average 22.1% over the last month. PagerDuty is down 28.4% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $52.9, compared to share price of $24.32.

One way to find opportunities in the market is to watch for generational shifts in the economy. Almost every company is slowly finding itself becoming a technology company and facing cybersecurity risks and as a result, the demand for cloud-native cybersecurity is skyrocketing. This company is leading a massive technological shift in the industry and with revenue growth of 70% year on year and best-in-class SaaS metrics it should definitely be on your radar.

The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.