Veeva Systems (VEEV) Q1 Earnings Report Preview: What To Look For

Adam Hejl /
2022/05/31 7:04 am EDT

Healthcare software provider Veeva Systems (NASDAQ:VEEV) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after the bell. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter Veeva Systems reported revenues of $485.4 million, up 22.3% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.08%. It was a slower quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for the next year below analysts' estimates. The company added 205 customers to a total of 1,205.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Veeva Systems's revenue to grow 14.3% year on year to $495.8 million, slowing down from the 28.6% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.92 per share.

Veeva Systems 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 3.31%.

Looking at Veeva Systems's peers in the vertical software segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Doximity delivered top-line growth of 40.4% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 3.86% and Q2 Holdings reported revenues up 15% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.21%. Doximity traded down 24.9% on the results, Q2 Holdings was flat on the results. Read our full analysis of Doximity's results here and Q2 Holdings's results here.

Tech stocks have been facing declining investor sentiment in 2022 and while some of the software stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share price declining 10.9% over the last month. Veeva Systems is down 7.6% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $247.9, compared to share price of $173.32.

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