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SEMrush (SEMR) To Report Earnings Today: Here Is What To Expect


Kayode Omotosho /
2022/02/28 6:39 am EST
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Marketing analytics software Semrush (NYSE:SEMR) will be reporting results today after market hours. Here's what to look for.

Last quarter SEMrush reported revenues of $49.2 million, up 52.9% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 3.73%. It was a solid quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and a very optimistic guidance for the next quarter. The company added 3,000 customers to a total of 79,000.

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This quarter analysts are expecting SEMrush's revenue to grow 43% year on year to $52.1 million, in line with the 41.3% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.04 per share.

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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 since going public on average by 5.36%.

Looking at SEMrush's peers in the sales and marketing software segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint what we can expect. ZoomInfo (NASDAQ:ZI) delivered top-line growth of 59.1% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 7.02% and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) reported revenues up 23.6% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.52%. ZoomInfo traded down 4.28% on the results, The Trade Desk was down 1.24%. Read our full analysis of ZoomInfo's results here and The Trade Desk's results here.

The technology sell-off has been putting pressure on stocks since November and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 7.13% over the last month. SEMrush is down 21.8% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $25.2, compared to share price of $14.2.

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