What To Expect From Snowflake’s (SNOW) Q4 Earnings

Radek Strnad /
2022/03/01 7:30 am EST

Data warehouse-as-a-service Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) will be reporting results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter Snowflake reported revenues of $334.4 million, up 109% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 9.24%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with an exceptional revenue growth and an impressive beat of analyst estimates. The company added 32 enterprise customers paying more than $1m annually to a total of 148.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Snowflake's revenue to grow 95.7% year on year to $372.8 million, slowing down from the 117% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.03 per share.

Snowflake 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 7.46%.

Looking at Snowflake's peers in the data and analytics software segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Commvault Systems delivered top-line growth of 7.65% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 3.91% and DigitalOcean reported revenues up 36.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 0.53%. Commvault Systems traded down 0.6% on the results, DigitalOcean was down 14.7%. Read our full analysis of Commvault Systems's results here and DigitalOcean's results here.

The fears around raising interest rates have been putting pressure on tech stocks and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with average share price declining 4.64% over the last month. Snowflake is down 3.22% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $389.8, compared to share price of $267.

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